Former Liberal Party federal director Tony Nutt has scored two government jobs, pocketing an additional $114,300 in annual earnings.
He will join the Australia Post board as a non-executive director, taking home $93,000 a year during his three-year term.
The former adviser to John Howard and veteran Liberal strategist will also take up a three-year part-time position as a member on the Council of the National Museum of Australia, adding a further $21,310 to his annual pay packet.
“Mr Nutt will bring a depth of knowledge and a range of skills … including public policy and budget expertise, strategy development and implementation, and stakeholder relations,” Communication Minister Mitch Fifield said in a statement announcing the appointments.
The new roles were announced by the government on Friday, almost a year after Mr Nutt’s resignation from the party executive.
Labor waste watch spokesman Matt Keogh used the appointments to accuse Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of being out of touch.
“This is what turns Australians off politics,”Mr Keogh said.
“Turnbull is handing out $100,000 part-time jobs at a time when there is record low wage growth.”