The senior NSW bureaucrat at the centre of the political scandal involving John Barilaro’s appointment to a high-paid overseas job has resigned.
Bureaucrat at centre of Barilaro trade job fiasco sacked
The senior NSW bureaucrat who appointed former deputy premier John Barilaro to a lucrative overseas trade job has been sacked.
Trade Department secretary, and former Investment NSW boss Amy Brown was found to have been indirectly influenced to preference Barilaro for the job despite a range of other highly-credentialed candidates.
Department of Premier and Cabinet secretary Michael Coutts-Trotter said after careful review of Ms Brown’s conduct he had decided she would not remain as head of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade.
“It’s a privilege to hold a role as a senior leader in the NSW public service,” he said in a statement on Monday.