‘You wouldn’t even be allowed entry to the pub,’ senator fumes in wake of revelations about Andrew Robb’s new role

The crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has labelled the ministerial code of conduct meaningless after revelations that the former trade minister Andrew Robb took up a highly paid consultancy as he left office at the 2016 election.

Xenophon will ask the prime minister’s office to toughen up the ministerial code of conduct to expand the banned conduct from lobbying and meeting government officials to cover employment terms.

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