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tigerman

It's Tiger Time
Mar 17, 2003
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It will be interesting to see how Perrottet tries to explains how Barilaro was the best candidate.


"The NSW Premier says no suitable candidates were found in an initial recruitment push for John Barilaro's new US trade job.

Key points:

  • The NSW Premier says the initial recruitment process for the US trade role yielded no appropriate candidates
  • But emails show two candidates were rated as exceeding or meeting all criteria
  • An upper house inquiry will look into the decision to appoint former deputy premier John Barilaro to the role

However, documents obtained by Labor show two candidates were ranked very highly on three out of four criteria.

The former deputy premier has been named the state's trade commissioner to the Americas, to be based in New York, with a salary package expected to top $500,000.

Documents obtained by Labor through the parliament show there had been a previous round of recruitment with a shortlist and interviews conducted in mid-2021.

A spreadsheet shows four people were interviewed, and two — Jenny West and Rob Fitzpatrick — exceeded in three criteria, and met the fourth.

But the job was readvertised in December, and Mr Barilaro was announced as the successful candidate last week."


 
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tigerman

It's Tiger Time
Mar 17, 2003
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The Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for foreign policy is speaking at the National Press club today, is on now, a must watch.
 

tigersnake

Tear 'em apart
Sep 10, 2003
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Angus Taylor would have to be one of the biggest traitors to the Australian public I have seen. One of the worst.
Yep. Crooked. Stink to high heaven.

The Coalition coal and gas lobby crew do not care about national interest or stewardship of taxpayer money. For them, its only taxpayers money, plenty more where that came from, its all about maximising profits and minimising tax and conditions for their mates in the mining companies.

Ex WA premier Carpenter is currently being hailed a hero for standing up to the gas giants 15 years ago. He got a 15% local gas supply guarantee. 15% has to be sold locally, it still has to be paid for, and they can export the rest. It wasn't, or should not have been, a huge ask. The gas belongs to us. But the bar is set so low for negotiations with big corporations, and the chicken little 'sovereign risk' *smile* get peddled. At the time he was condemned as a commie by the Coalition. It beggars belief.

In contrast the Coalition, and usually Labor too, just give them everything they want in negotiations.
 
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TT33

Yellow & Black Member
Feb 17, 2004
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It will be interesting to see how Perrottet tries to explains how Barilaro was the best candidate.


"The NSW Premier says no suitable candidates were found in an initial recruitment push for John Barilaro's new US trade job.

Key points:

  • The NSW Premier says the initial recruitment process for the US trade role yielded no appropriate candidates
  • But emails show two candidates were rated as exceeding or meeting all criteria
  • An upper house inquiry will look into the decision to appoint former deputy premier John Barilaro to the role

However, documents obtained by Labor show two candidates were ranked very highly on three out of four criteria.

The former deputy premier has been named the state's trade commissioner to the Americas, to be based in New York, with a salary package expected to top $500,000.

Documents obtained by Labor through the parliament show there had been a previous round of recruitment with a shortlist and interviews conducted in mid-2021.

A spreadsheet shows four people were interviewed, and two — Jenny West and Rob Fitzpatrick — exceeded in three criteria, and met the fourth.

But the job was readvertised in December, and Mr Barilaro was announced as the successful candidate last week."




Luckily it's not "Jobs for The Boys" :rotfl2 :rotfl2 :rotfl2 :poop:
 

Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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Does anyone else feel that Dutton could lead the Libs to oblivion.

Either oblivion, party split or he gets voted out as leader. Dutton represents everything that turned the traditional Lib voter away from the party at the last election. His performance so far probably has more recent Lib voters wishing they hadn't.
 
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Nico

You psychopathological reactionary!
Jul 1, 2004
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It will be interesting to see how Perrottet tries to explains how Barilaro was the best candidate.


"The NSW Premier says no suitable candidates were found in an initial recruitment push for John Barilaro's new US trade job.

Key points:

  • The NSW Premier says the initial recruitment process for the US trade role yielded no appropriate candidates
  • But emails show two candidates were rated as exceeding or meeting all criteria
  • An upper house inquiry will look into the decision to appoint former deputy premier John Barilaro to the role

However, documents obtained by Labor show two candidates were ranked very highly on three out of four criteria.

The former deputy premier has been named the state's trade commissioner to the Americas, to be based in New York, with a salary package expected to top $500,000.

Documents obtained by Labor through the parliament show there had been a previous round of recruitment with a shortlist and interviews conducted in mid-2021.

A spreadsheet shows four people were interviewed, and two — Jenny West and Rob Fitzpatrick — exceeded in three criteria, and met the fourth.

But the job was readvertised in December, and Mr Barilaro was announced as the successful candidate last week."


I think the same thing will happen with the AFL CEO search. No suitable candidates were found, let's give it to Auld.
 
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Nico

You psychopathological reactionary!
Jul 1, 2004
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Either oblivion, party split or he gets voted out as leader. Dutton represents everything that turned the traditional Lib voter away from the party at the last election. His performance so far probably has more recent Lib voters wishing they hadn't.
Yep, couldn't believe they voted him as leader. Talk about not reading the room.
 
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AngryAnt

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Nov 25, 2004
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Who else was there?

Yep - they effectively alienated the centre of the vote so much there were no moderates left in parliament to elect as a palatable leader.

Another reason to thank Scomo the fat useless kent - his stupid culture war indentity politics marketing ops approach has destroyed the libs for the next election as well, maybe longer. The danger for them is with no moderates around the party will just push further to the fringe right.
 

TT33

Yellow & Black Member
Feb 17, 2004
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Yep - they effectively alienated the centre of the vote so much there were no moderates left in parliament to elect as a palatable leader.

Another reason to thank Scomo the fat useless kent - his stupid culture war indentity politics marketing ops approach has destroyed the libs for the next election as well, maybe longer. The danger for them is with no moderates around the party will just push further to the fringe right.

And the further right they go the more they alienate their traditional voters.
 
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Baloo

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And the further right they go the more they alienate their traditional voters.

Well leaking internal discussions where they describe Kooyong as "sandal wearing tofu eaters" is a pretty good effort to alienate them right now.
 
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AngryAnt

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Nov 25, 2004
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Yes, In the house of reps with preferential voting. I’m talking about the senate

Yep noted Sin, just wanted to make the point that if any party has a parliamentary presence more than they deserve it's the Nats, particularly in the lower house.
 
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artball

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Jul 30, 2013
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first immigration minister in 10 years to visit the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre today

Andrew Giles is a decent fellow. And a musician!
 
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TigerForce

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first immigration minister in 10 years to visit the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre today

Andrew Giles is a decent fellow. And a musician!
Ohh him!. Didn't realise it was the Scullin seater which is the perfect zone for multi-cultural families.
 
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Sintiger

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Yep noted Sin, just wanted to make the point that if any party has a parliamentary presence more than they deserve it's the Nats, particularly in the lower house.
I was actually making a point about Spooks post and the Greens. Some may not like the Greens and the power they now have but they got the votes to achieve their position. Their numbers now in Canberra are roughly representative of the support they have
That the Nats have a greater representation than the support they have is true as well
 

MB78

I can have my cake and eat it too
Sep 8, 2009
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Very interesting. If one has sworn an oath to represent the country but then states the below, how is going to play out? The ALP have to play this very smart so that moderate voters who have turned off the Libs don’t flood back. Most Australians I read over 95% are proud Australians.

 
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