Former Liberal staffer on appeals tribunal quits consultancy role after potential conflict of interest

Former Liberal staffer on appeals tribunal quits consultancy role after potential conflict of interest

The Guardian

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Tony Barry resigned his second job after tribunal president said it was ‘not appropriate’ for him to also work as a lobbyist, robodebt hearing told

A longtime former Liberal staffer on the administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) has quit his role as a consultant to a lobbying firm after Labor uncovered what it labelled a potential conflict of interest.

Officials from the tribunal told a Senate committee in Canberra inquiring into the robodebt scheme that Tony Barry resigned his second job as a consultant after the AAT president “expressed a tentative view it was not appropriate” for him to also work as a lobbyist.

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