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Today’s scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Mr John Barilaro informed the committee that owing to mental health reasons he was unable to attend today’s hearing.

The Upper House committee conducting the inquiry will hold its next hearing on Thursday 18 August.

Mr Barilaro will not be appearing next week but may attend later in the inquiry. Further details regarding Thursday’s witnesses will be provided in due course.

Chair of the committee, Cate Faehrmann MLC said the committee will continue inquiring into the circumstances surrounding John Barilaro’s appointment to the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas Role with another hearing scheduled next week.

‘The committee will also be investigating the circumstances surrounding the recruitment of the other Senior Trade and Investment Commissioners and the UK Agent-General under its expanded Terms of Reference.’

For further information about the inquiry, including the committee membership, terms of reference, and hearing schedule, please visit the committee’s website.


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  1. Can’t understand why someone with a debilitating mental illness would consider themselves for a high pressure overseas job.

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