Monday 1 August 2022 01:33 PM John Barilaro's New York trade ambassador job application full of typos, ... trends now
The application that won former John Barilaro a plum trade posting in New York was littered with typos and other basic errors, newly released documents show.
The former NSW deputy premier stood down from the $500,000 a year posting last month following a severe backlash over his controversial appointment.
A parliamentary inquiry is now underway to determine why Mr Barilaro was handed the cushy job ahead of another top public servant, Jenny West - who was allegedly offered the role before the selection panel changed their decision.
A parliamentary inquiry is now underway to determine why Mr Barilaro was handed the cushy job
The first sentence of John Barilaro's application for the New York trade job has a misplaced apostrophe
In the first sentence of his application, Mr Barilaro wrongly inserts an apostrophe to spell 'Americas', while his invitation to 'chat further in how' he is the best candidate for the role would better read 'chat further about how'.
He later misspells net zero emissions by using a double t for net and boasts about achieving '50/50 quality' (equality) for women.
Another achievement he lists is in getting 'complimentary', which means flattering or given free of charge, rather than complementary (adding to or enhancing) funding for projects.
There are numerous ungrammatical sentences such as 'utilising my rare diplomacy skills open doors' and misplaced capitals for words such as 'states'.
In the work history section he lists himself as deputy premier 'until present', which was not the case when he sent the application.
The mistake-ridden application adds another level of embarrassment to the deepening scandal engulfing Mr Barilaro and the state Liberal Party.
An email between a senior public servant Amy Brown (pictured) and the New South Wales Trade Minister threatens to blow away previous claims the NSW government weren't involved in the appointment of Mr Barilaro to a cushy job in New York
The application that won former John Barilaro a plum trade posting in New York was littered with typos and other basic errors, newly released documents show
Stuart Ayres was forced to deny allegations that as trade minister he had a hand in appointing Mr Barilaro as the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas.
The Minister for Western Sydney claimed the only person who had the power to make the trade appointment was the CEO of Investment NSW Amy Brown.
Mr Ayres added in a press conference on Monday he had only texted a copy of the job advertisement to Mr Barilaro after it had already been placed on the Australian Financial Review.
But an email from Ms Brown to a colleague, revealed Minster Ayres had reviewed and added a name to the short-list for the New York posting.
'Min Ayres and I have run through the 'long' shortlist and our recommended 'short' shortlist for NYC,' the email read.
'He'd like to add (redacted name) to the short shortlist please.'
NSW Trade Minister and Liberal Deputy Leader Stuart Ayres is facing pressure to stand down over the Barilaro New York job