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John Barilaro inquiry LIVE updates: Former deputy premier appears at hearing; denies creating trade role for himself

John Barilaro inquiry LIVE updates: Former deputy premier appears at hearing; denies creating trade role for himself

The former deputy premier is fronting the parliamentary inquiry into his appointment to a plum trade post in New York today, as Premier Dominic Perrottet enters a politically dangerous sitting week.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos

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Premier denies creating job for minister, but says he discussed a number of roles

Premier denies creating job for minister, but says he discussed a number of roles

Dominic Perrottet admits he discussed “a number of roles” for David Elliott to consider if he did not recontest the next election, but insisted no promise was made.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Parliamentary probe to expand as Liberals brace for Barilaro’s evidence

Parliamentary probe to expand as Liberals brace for Barilaro’s evidence

The parliamentary inquiry into the John Barilaro trade appointment will be expanded to look at the agent-general’s role in London.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Shooters Party founder John Tingle dies aged 90
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Shooters Party founder John Tingle dies aged 90

ABC journalist Laura Tingle paid tribute to her father’s “extraordinary life” after the former NSW upper house member died on Friday.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne and Georgina Mitchell
Barilaro saga lands Perrottet in purgatory
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Barilaro saga lands Perrottet in purgatory

Senior colleagues are now questioning Premier Dominic Perrottet’s political acumen.

  • by Deborah Snow and Alexandra Smith
Perrottet to concede election was a disaster for Liberals, wants more women in parliament

Perrottet to concede election was a disaster for Liberals, wants more women in parliament

Dominic Perrottet will address his first state council as premier after a horror week for his government, which started with the sacking of his fair trading minister over bullying allegations and ended with more damaging revelations about the John Barilaro trade job appointment saga.

  • by Alexandra Smith
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NSW flood response to include buybacks, land swaps for Northern Rivers homes

NSW flood response to include buybacks, land swaps for Northern Rivers homes

The long-awaited independent flood recovery report, which the premier has committed to implementing, has recommended a voluntary buyback program for the thousands of residents in Lismore who lost homes in this year’s deadly disaster.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Catherine Naylor
‘Used as cover’: public service commissioner’s searing review of Barilaro recruitment

‘Used as cover’: public service commissioner’s searing review of Barilaro recruitment

The state’s public service commissioner has said she would never have signed off on a final selection report for John Barilaro if she knew then what she knows now.

  • by Lucy Cormack
John Barilaro inquiry as it happened: Former deputy premier’s chief of staff Siobhan Hamblin appears as investigation continues

John Barilaro inquiry as it happened: Former deputy premier’s chief of staff Siobhan Hamblin appears as investigation continues

The fifth day of hearings into the appointment of John Barilaro to a plum US trade role will hear from his former chief of staff, Investment NSW managing director and the public service commissioner.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
‘For discussion with minister’: New email further links Ayres to Barilaro appointment
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Stuart Ayres

‘For discussion with minister’: New email further links Ayres to Barilaro appointment

A senior bureaucrat was sent the selection panel report for Jenny West to share with Stuart Ayres just before he sent John Barilaro the job advertisement.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Resilience NSW boss to be dumped, agency scaled down, under key recommendation of flood inquiry report

Resilience NSW boss to be dumped, agency scaled down, under key recommendation of flood inquiry report

The inquiry examined the state’s preparedness to deal with major flooding events, while considering the gaps in the emergency response that left inundated residents in the state’s north to be rescued by private boats.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Alexandra Smith