Dominic Perrottet was supportive of John Barilaro’s pitch for a controversial overseas trade role when the former deputy premier told his colleague he intended to apply for the lucrative position, an inquiry has heard.
Mr Barilaro on Monday told a parliamentary inquiry into his appointment to the position that he flagged his interest in the $500,000-a-year role with the NSW premier in November.
“He was just like, ‘great’, and that was it,” Mr Barilaro said.
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