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John Barilaro is an Australian politician who has been the 18th Deputy Premier of New South Wales and the New South Wales Leader of The Nationals since November 2016. He has been the Minister for Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade in the second Berejiklian ministry since April 2019, and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electoral district of Monaro since 2011.
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Giovanni Domenic “John” Barilaro was born November 14, 1971 (age 50 years) in Queanbeyan to immigrant parents from Calabria, Italy. Barilaro’s father, Domenico, died in early 2020. Barilaro’s aunt, Maria Inzillo, and her husband, Damiani Nesci, died from COVID-19 in December 2020.
After leaving school he worked on the factory floor of his family’s business. Before entering politics, he managed Ryleho, a business that manufactures energy-efficient timber windows and doors. He has campaigned within his local community for a high school for the growing suburb of Jerrabomberra, and helped found the Monaro Panthers Football Club (soccer), before serving for eight years as its club president.
Barilaro was elected as an independent councillor of Queanbeyan City Council in 2008 and served on the council until he ran for the National Party in the seat of Monaro at the 2011 state election. He won the seat from incumbent Labor Minister Steve Whan with an 8.2-point swing to the Nationals.
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Following the resignation of Andrew Stoner in October 2014, Barilaro was appointed to the first Baird ministry as the Minister for Small Business and the Minister for Regional Tourism.
Baird rearranged his ministry following the 2015 state election, and Barilaro was sworn in as the Minister for Regional Development, the Minister for Skills, and the Minister for Small Business in the second Baird government.
On 15 November 2016, Barilaro was elected unopposed as leader of the National Party in New South Wales, following the resignation of Troy Grant. Following the resignation of Mike Baird and the election of Gladys Berejiklian as Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, Barilaro led The Nationals to form the Liberal-National coalition in the Berejiklian ministry that was sworn in on 23 January 2017.
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On 1 December 2017, Barilaro called for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign as a “Christmas gift” to Australians. Turnbull subsequently accused Barilaro of “trying to ingratiate himself” with radio presenter Alan Jones. Turnbull also stated he had called Barilaro and left a message after previous criticism, but had not heard back, and suggested Barilaro should have expressed his view to Turnbull personally, rather than “bagging [him] in the media”. Several federal ministers, including Julie Bishop and Mathias Cormann were also critical of Barilaro, with Cormann stating: “He is not a federal member of parliament, I don’t know him, I have never met him, it is a regrettable comment, it is uncalled for, it is wrong, I reject it”.
At the 2019 state election, even as the Coalition suffered a 3.6 percent swing and his own party lost four seats, Barilaro was easily reelected in Monaro. He picked up a swing of over nine percent, enough to make Monaro a safe National seat. Following the 2019 state election, Barilaro was sworn in as the Minister for Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade in the second Berejiklian ministry, with effect from 2 April 2019.
On 30 April 2020, Barilaro was considering stepping down from State politics to contest the federal seat of Eden-Monaro in its upcoming by-election, following Mike Kelly’s immediate resignation from politics owing to personal and familial health issues, but later withdrew his interest. He attributed the decision to a lack of support from Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, whom he accused of fearing him as a leadership rival. Barilaro then apologised for his actions.
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An effigy of Barilaro appeared at the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, depicting him as sitting inside a barrel; a reference to criticisms of “pork barrelling”. Barilaro had spoken favourably of being given the nickname “Pork Barilaro”, saying that what is typically described as pork barrelling is “actually an investment”.
From the latter half of 2020, YouTube comedian, journalist and political commentator Jordan Shanks, known online as friendlyjordies, published a series of videos criticising Barilaro for the 2019–20 bushfire season and accusing him of corruption. Barilaro publicly expressed offence at Shanks’ mocking depictions, accusing them of “racist undertones”.
In May 2021, Barilaro lodged a defamation claim in the Federal Court against Shanks, as well as Google for refusing to delete the videos.
In June 2021, a friendlyjordies producer was arrested by counter terrorism officers and charged with stalking Barilaro; he pled not guilty. Police allege he followed Barilaro, repeatedly asking him why he was suing Friendlyjordies. Video footage of the incident shows the producer attempting to return legal documents to Barilaro regarding the defamation suit. The producer’s lawyer, Mark Davis, states the video of the incident is not consistent with the police statement. Several notable figures have used social media to accuse Barilaro of lying to the police regarding the statement.
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd criticised Barilaro for “asking counterterrorism police to round … up” people he does not like, categorising the friendlyjordies incidents as the typical harassment politicians should expect to face. Others criticising the arrest include former Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery, politician Helen Dalton, journalist John Pilger, and Media Watch.
John Barilaro is married to Deanna; together they have three daughters and live in Jerrabomberra. He rents an apartment in Rushcutters Bay.
John Barilaro net worth
How much is John Barilaro worth? John Barilaro net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His salary is around $418,000. However, in July 2021, John Barilaro confessed that authorities don’t know “what’s working and what’s not working” in terms of the strict lockdown measures in place across Sydney – infuriating breakfast host Karl Stefanovic.