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Posted: Mar 11 2018, 01:40 PM
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Joined: 17-January 12
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Liberals under fire for high paying jobs for mates
Shane Wright | The West Australian
Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:00PM
The former director of the Liberal Party, Tony Nutt, has secured two taxpayer-funded jobs that will see him paid $114,000 a year.
Mr Nutt, who oversaw the near-death election campaign of 2016 when Malcolm Turnbull squeaked home as Prime Minister, will take up a $93,000 a year post on the board of Australia Post and a separate $21,000 job on the National Museum of Australia Council.
The appointments were announced yesterday by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.
While at Australia Post board meetings, Mr Nutt will be able to share stories with a former Liberal MP, Michael Ronaldson, and former LNP president Bruce McIver. Both were appointed by the current Government.
The Government has come under fire for the number of appointments of former Liberal MPs, staffers or party officials to a string of positions over recent years. The ALP has ridiculed the Government, accusing it of enforcing a “no Liberal left behind” approached to appointments.
In one case, NSW Liberal Hollie Hughes was set to replace Fiona Nash in the Senate but her move was ruled by the High Court to be unconstitutional after she had been appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Other appointees to the AAT have included former Liberal MPs Karen McNamara, Andrew Nikolic, Russell Matheson and Chris Puplick.
The current administrator of Christmas Island is former MP Natasha Griggs who lost her NT seat at the 2016 election.
She replaced former WA Liberal Barry Haase.
Labor waste watch committee spokesman and WA MP, Matt Keogh, said the Nutt appointment showed the Government was out of touch with ordinary Australians.
Nothing new here. When Labor is in power, it's jobs for the Union bosses.
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Posted: Mar 11 2018, 03:01 PM
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Joined: 21-July 11
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They all do it when in power, then hypocritically complain about the other side doing it when they are in power.
Then they wonder why the public opinion of them continues on it's downward trend.
Bring on the revolution, drain the billabong.
Everybody is Willing:
Some are willing to work, the rest are willing to let them!
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Posted: Mar 11 2018, 04:37 PM
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Member No.: 11
Joined: 20-December 11
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