John Barilaro’s former chief-of-staff says his old boss told him three years ago he wanted a lucrative NSW government trade job in New York. Source: AAP / Bianca De Marchi
Mr Connell recounted a conversation with his boss in April 2019, following a meeting Mr Barilaro had with then-treasurer Dominic Perrottet and investment minister Stuart Ayres.
“Mr Barilaro then said, ‘I don’t want to go to London, f*** that, I’m off to New York.’
AAP has also sought comment from Mr Ayres.