HERE is another story back in 2015 about more ‘BOARD STACKING’

IT involves another Briggs, but from South Australia.

We have no idea if Scot or Jamie are related.

One can always bear in mind that Lucy who heads up the Greater Sydney Commission and previously the lobby group, the Committee for Sydney and a board member of the Grattan Institute …

And our new Prime Minister prior to entering politics wrote the policy for the developer lobby The Property Council of Australia!

AFTER ousting Abbott, Turnbull created the new position of Minister for Cities.

Jamie Briggs took on that portfolio.


Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet: Jamie Briggs named Minister for Cities:  AFR

Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Jamie Briggs to a new portfolio, MInister for Cities.
Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Jamie Briggs to a new portfolio, MInister for Cities. Andrew Meares


Prime Minister Turnbull has signalled public transport is back on the federal government’s agenda after calling for the development of “vibrant, liveable cities” and appointing Jamie Briggs as the country’s first Minister for Cities and the Built Environment. 

Minister Briggs, who was previously assistant minister for infrastructure, has been charged with putting together a new government plan for cities in co-operation with States, local governments and urban communities.   (PAYWALL)


BUT by December 2015 Briggs had resigned over an incident in Hong Kong bar with a female public servant.



SUBSEQUENTLY, Jamie Briggs lost his seat of Mayo at the 2016 election to Nick Xenophon Team’s Rebekha Sharkie.

By December 2016 the ex-MP from South Australia was appointed to the Moorebank Intermodal Board.

That is in NSW’s Western Sydney … for a person from South Australia  … during Abbott’s term he had been an assistant Minister for Infrastructure.

Coalition appoints former MP Jamie Briggs to Moorebank Intermodal board

Liberal MP who resigned from Malcolm Turnbull’s ministry to join board of government enterprise


Jamie Briggs. Picture: Keryn Stevens
Jamie Briggs. Picture: Keryn Stevens

A year after Jamie Briggs was stood down following a complaint about his behaviour in a Hong Kong bar, he has been appointed to the board of a major government enterprise.


In an announcement quietly posted on a departmental website on Friday afternoon — and not circulated to the media — ­Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Mr Briggs would take up a three-year role as a non-executive director on the Moorebank Intermodal Company board, at $56,150 a year.

Senator Cormann cited Mr Briggs’s experience as assistant minister for infrastructure and regional development, saying it was considered “highly relevant” to the Moorebank intermodal freight project.

As a member of the board, Mr Briggs will help oversee the project, which involves developing a freight precinct connecting major roads and rail lines in Sydney’s southwest with port facilities at Botany Bay.

Mr Briggs, 39, stood down as minister for cities and the built environment on December 29 last year after a young female public servant complained about his behaviour during a night out in Hong Kong.

In resigning as cities minister, Mr Briggs admitted he, his chief of staff Stuart Eaton and the young public servant had gone to a crowded Hong Kong bar and “interacted”.

He said he believed the night out was an informal event but his behaviour did not meet the “high standards” required of a minister.

“At no point was it my intention to act inappropriately,” Mr Briggs said. “This was an error of professional judgment.”

He then lost his Adelaide Hills seat of Mayo to Nick Xenophon Team’s Rebekha Sharkie at this year’s federal election.

His appointment follows Attorney-General George Brandis’s appointment last week of two former Liberal MPs, Andrew Nikolic and Russell Matheson, to seven-year roles with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Senator Brandis also appointed two former Labor MPs, Anna Burke and Linda Kirk.

Rachel Baxendale is a federal political reporter in the Canberra press gallery. She began her career in The Australian’s Melbourne bureau in 2012 before moving to Canberra ahead of the 2016 election.