Howard vet­eran’s new role

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Federal Politics -

FOR­MER Howard gov­ern­ment min­is­ter Nick Minchin has been ap­pointed to the For­eign In­vest­ment Re­view Board.

Trea­surer Josh Fry­den­berg said the for­mer Lib­eral sen­a­tor brought a wide range of ex­pe­ri­ence to the role, as a for­mer con­sul-gen­eral in New York, and hav­ing earned de­grees in law and eco­nomics from the Aus­tralian Na­tional Uni­ver­sity. “Mr Minchin’s skills and ex­pe­ri­ence will com­ple­ment FIRB’s ex­ist­ing ex­per­tise,” he said. The five-year role starts on De­cem­ber 17.

Shadow trea­surer Chris Bowen said the Lib­er­als had “no plans to deal with low wages growth or cost-of-liv­ing pres­sures. But plenty of time for par­ti­san po­lit­i­cal ap­point­ments to gov­ern­ment boards.”

Ms Price.

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