“I stress, that I have always maintained that I followed the process and look forward to the results of the review.”
Investment and Trade Minister Stuart Ayres said he had concerns after Mr Barilaro texted him about the plum job in December.
NSW Transport Minister David Elliott called on Mr Barilaro to withdraw from the position. Source: AAP / Nikki Short
“He contacted me via text message … indicating that he was interested in it,” Mr Ayres told reporters on Thursday.
Mr Perrottet has also announced a separate review into the recruitment process, which he expects within weeks.