The ins and outs of Barilaro's job offer
A parliamentary inquiry is investigating how former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro snagged a plum role as the state's New York trade ambassador.
Here's a look at some of the key points heard by the inquiry on Wednesday.
* Mr Barilaro requested changes to the recruitment process in late September which required it to get government approval. Days later he retired from politics.
* Investment NSW boss Amy Brown, who oversees the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner roles, said a candidate was selected before Mr Barilaro's request.
* A verbal offer to the chosen candidate was withdrawn after Mr Barilaro's requested changes.
* The relationship between the candidate and Investment NSW then became "irreconcilable".
* The Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner post in New York comes with a $487,000 salary plus a $16,000 cost of living allowance.
* Nearly $1 million was spent refurbishing part of the Australian consulate in New York for Mr Barilaro to occupy.
* Mr Barilaro was verbally offered the job in May, signed a three-year contract in June and is due to begin the role in July.
* He will be owed a week's salary if he is removed inside his six-month probationary period. After that he could be owed the wages due for the full three-year contract.
* Ms Brown used to work under Mr Barilaro when he was trade minister.
* She said she was not aware whether Mr Barilaro ever asked his replacement as trade minister, Stuart Ayres, to give him the job.
* Mr Barilaro's office and Ms Brown met to discuss other ways a commissioner candidate can be appointed besides the independent hiring by Investment NSW.
* Ms Brown expressed concerns last year in internal communications that Mr Barilaro's office would try to veto her picks for the role.
* She said a staffer on temporary secondment had misunderstood when she sent an email, since resurfaced, requesting the premier's approval for two other commissioner appointments despite the recruitment being an apolitical process.
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