Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott are both overlooked for a cheaper, tax-funded job as US ambassador, while senior liberal is pushed forward for the $ 360,000 gig
- Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott were overlooked as the American ambassador to Australia
- Scott Morrison is said to have appointed NSW senator Arthur Sinodinos
- Sinodinos is a former cabinet minister and was John Howard's chief of staff
- Mr. Morrison is expected to announce his new cabinet on Sunday afternoon
Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott have both been overlooked for the role as Australia's next ambassador to the United States.
The role has been played by Joe Hockey since 2016, but prior to his return to Australia, it was assumed that both the former prime minister and former foreign minister made the switch to Washington.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that he would recommend NSW senator Arthurt Sinodinos for the role he announced to his cabinet on Sunday afternoon.
Senator Sinodinos is a former cabinet minister and was John Howard's chief of staff before being forced to leave parliament after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is said to have appointed NSW senator Arthur Sinodinos (photo) for the role
The position is generally regarded as Australia's best international post and attracts an estimated salary of $ 360,000.
Mr. Hockey congratulated Mr. Sinodinos for the appointment and stated that he "would deliver a great performance".
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten suggested earlier if he would be elected if he were bishop for the role.
& # 39; She's a good person and we can't waste any talent, & # 39; said Mr. Shorten then.
In the meantime, only a few hours after he lost his former seat of Warringah to Independant Zali Steggall during the federal election, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was recruited for work.
While Mr. Abbott did not publicly lend his hand to the performance, he understood that he was approved by liberal colleagues to replace the current ambassador and former federal treasurer Joe Hockey, who will go home when his four-year term follows year expires.
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten suggested earlier if he would be elected if he considered bishop (photo) for the role
A strong supporter of the American-Australian alliance, they believed that Mr. Abbott would be a popular choice with US President Donald Trump and his government.
Senator Sinodinos was expected to be reintroduced into the cabinet before Mr. Morrison appointed him US ambassador and has now paved the way for the liberal party to appoint a new senator.
The prestigious position in Washington was generally held by former politicians.
But former old independent independent MP, Tony Windsor, said it was all & # 39; usually just a riot & # 39; is.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was also touted for the plum job just hours after he lost his former seat of Warringah to Independant Zali Steggall
& # 39; These are decorative jobs, in a way – the diplomatic professionals do all the work & # 39; said Mr. Windsor, who spent two decades as an elected representative in state and federal parliaments.
Daniel Wild, the research director of the Institute of Public Affairs, said that politicians on all sides clearly only look after themselves.
& # 39; Politicians giving jobs to other politicians is a classic example of how the permanent political class stands up for themselves rather than looking after regular Australians & # 39 ;, Wilde said.
& # 39; Regardless of which side of politics they are on, all our politicians are for the time being at the expense of the taxpayer for the gravy. & # 39;
& # 39; When President Trump said he wanted to empty the swamp in Washington DC, this was the kind of behavior he had in mind: politicians help other politicians to move forward. & # 39;
Senator Sinodinos was expected to be reintroduced into the cabinet before Mr. Morrison appointed him as the US ambassador
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