Does the stench of the last government never end.
A report in the Australian tends to compromise one of their star performers, a former Whitlam staffer, Barrie Cassidy.
When will the legacy of the last 6 years end?
One wonders whether the independence of the Insiders programme has not been compromised by this appointment.CLAIMS of "political favours" have enveloped one of the ABC's most senior political commentators following revelations he was secretly appointed to a government board just hours before the election caretaker period kicked in.
The host of the ABC's Insiders program, Barrie Cassidy, was installed as chairman of the Old Parliament House Advisory Council by then arts minister Tony Burke on Monday, August 5, the day after the federal election was called.
Council members were not consulted or advised until one of them noticed the appointment after the election, and no public announcement of it was made.
"To be appointed on the day the writs were issued, it just doesn't look right," said council member and former Liberal senator Paul Calvert. "It just smells of a political favour."
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I would expect a statement from Barrie before 8am Queensland Time on Sunday.