Greens support calls for Upper House to sit for Barilaro Papers
Greens MP and chair of the Public Accountability Committee, Cate Faehrmann, has written to the Clerk of the NSW Parliament supporting calls for the Upper House to sit this Friday, in order for the documents related to the appointment of John Barilaro as the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas to be provided to the Parliament.
“If the Upper House has to sit to force the Government to provide these documents so be it. It’s critical that the Inquiry can continue its work to determine exactly how John Barilaro ended up appointed to the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas role after a successful candidate had already been identified and offered the job,” said Ms Faehrmann.
“It’s highly suspicious that the Government has failed to release any documents related to Barilaro’s interview process, even though they are legally obliged to.
“The Premier has said he wants all the documents released to the Upper House so why have they been delayed?
“This is just another attempt to shroud the selection process for this role in secrecy. The committee and the public expect the Government to come clean and be transparent about the processes that were followed,” said Ms Faehrmann.