Jobs for the boys continue under Labor


Lines attributable to Greens leader in the Senate and spokesperson on democracy Senator Larissa Waters

“Reports today that a senior staffer and ex-Labor Senator has been gifted a role as Australia’s next senior trade and investment commissioner and consul-general in San Francisco, stink, to put it bluntly.

“The Australian people voted for an end to this kind of ‘jobs for the boys’ nonsense. They expect better from the Albanese Government.

“Minister Farrell’s decision to install an ex-Labor colleague and senior staffer in a plum industry role, instead of the woman selected through a rigorous recruitment process, simply doesn’t pass the pub test.

“The Greens have long called for an enforceable Code of Conduct for all politicians and senior staff, to put an end to the revolving door that sees so many of them gifted highly-paid, senior roles in industry moments of leaving parliamentary offices.”