Jobs for the otherwise unemployable?

At least four Liberal MPs thrown out by voters at the July federal election have picked up plum jobs as taxpayer-funded advisers to their former colleagues.

Tasmania ex-MP Eric Hutchinson could be paid up to $160,000 a year including superannuation,  for a newly-created role in the office of Senate President Stephen Parry.

Former Eden Monaro MP Peter Hendy was hired by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as his chief economist after losing the marginal seat.

Mr Williams, who held the seat of Hindmarsh, is working as a policy adviser to fellow South Australian Simon Birmingham, the Minister for Education.

Ms  Karen McNamara, the former member for Dobell on the NSW Central Coast, is working as a part-time adviser to NSW senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, the Minister for International Development and the Pacific.

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Karen McNamara was one of the faces designed to give the impression the Coalition was full of women.

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