Nutt planted in public sector
A former Liberal Party director has been appointed to two part-time public sector roles.
Former federal director of the Liberal Party and advisor to the Turnbull Government, Tony Nutt, is expected to take home remuneration of about $342,000 over three-years for his new roles as non-executive director on the Australia Post Board and member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield says Mr Nutt “will bring a depth of knowledge and a range of skills to the Board including public policy and budget expertise, strategy development and implementation, and stakeholder relations”.
Mr Fifield has appointed former party employees to public sector boards before, but not nearly as often as former attorney-general George Brandis.