Barilaro ultimately did the right thing, although not for the right reasons, but "I'm falling on my sword not because we did anything wrong but because the media are annoyingly doing their job" is standard protocol in Chapter XI of the Coalition Scandal Management Manual.
Dang me, ain’t that the bloodiest retreat from a clusterfuck since ol’ General Tarnation.B. Chickenpicker lost the 14th Alabama at Sphincter Ridge, 1864. https://t.co/ORGbKVes2D
Barilaro caught rorting, please respect his privacy at this time
The media appears to be ‘taking credit’ for a resolution to the #Barilaro debacle. The reality is that main stream media were quite happy to let the story die on the Friday evening. In fact, it was the resolute contributions on #Twitter that held the #NSWGovernment to account.
Captain Nemo's Left Sock. Ars Gratis Artis 🐕@RuncibleH
Barilaro stepping back is not enough. Perrottet must resign for this 'jobs-for-the-boys' scandal. The buck stops with him.
So Barilaro won’t go but the wasteful unnecessary post remains. My advice to State Labor: ask each month what trade or investment decisions have been secured. This is an outdated model for sub-national govts seeking growth. Commission Austrade as required and cut DA times at home
Why are there no journo’s parked out the front of Barilaro’s home demanding answers on his corruption?
So Barilaro has dropped the New York job. It’s to protect Perrottet who is under pressure on a few fronts.
I noticed in one statement John Barilaro has a swipe at the media. Seriously? Why? Cause they caught him out?
John Barilaro’s inappropriate use of the NSW Police Force “…Fixated Persons Unit…” as his personal hit squad to attack investigative journalist/satirist Jordan Shanks …known as @friendlyjordies
…is something ICAC would find worth looking into.
At the NSW State Training Awards in 2015, I had the honour of being congratulated by the Minister for Skills and Small Business as Small Employer of the Year. Today, I congratulate Mr. Barilaro for doing the honourable thing, forgoing the Big Employment Opportunity of the Year. https://t.co/1BmKYFbkSb
Barilaro is a disgrace and there should be more repercussions than just being unable to serve in a role. The way he obtained the post should be investigated by ICAC, not an inquiry by his former boss.
David Elliot NSW transport minister talks of rail unions not “having honour”. And sympathising with John Barilaro. What a tosser.
Morrison Govt gone, along with 19 LNP cronies. Berejiklian gone, Barilaro gone, Perrottet floundering! Now LNP Sales is gone and we get a real journalist Sarah Ferguson back. This is really starting to look like a new start for Australia. Now for all LNP plants on the ABC board?
Google wants their $700,000 back because Barilaro just proved to the country he is very very corrupt
When Perrottet found out, ahem, socially, that Barilaro was seeking appointment for the NY job that Barilaro himself had created, did he ring him up, socially, and advise that this would not be a good look for the govt?
You can be rest assured of one thing with all LNP politicians State/Federal Active/Retired...🤔
There's always plenty of room for another pig at the trough.. Barilaro proved that..🐖🐖
The best job for John Barilaro would be in the laundry, making number plates or the kitchen. I know an institution or two that should be able to accommodate this.
John Barilaro’s decision may stem some bleeding, but questions remain about the New York appointment https://t.co/ElyB9rNO26
Barilaro is seriously challenging Barnaby for the title of most corrupt politician in Australia.
It's so frustrating knowing about Bruz without being an Aussie, cause I'll be talking to my friends like "oh bro, you'll never believe what John Barilaro did this time" and I have to start by reminding them who he is XD
He has not sought compensation?
Why was he meant to????
Barilaro has not sought compensation after quitting US trade posting https://t.co/nAqlJtNWv8
John Barilaro’s decision may stem some bleeding, but questions remain about the New York appointment https://t.co/fCXkJSJdws
Skips v Wogs.
As it always has been.
But where are we sending Barilaro?
Will the Murdoch “journos” soon paint John Barilaro as the victim?