The chief economist of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Burchell Wilson has been stood down before an investigation is held into his alleged offensive Facebook posts.
Ms Carnell, a former Liberal chief minister for the ACT, said she has directed Mr Wilson to stand down from his position pending a thorough investigation. "This is a matter we are taking very seriously," she said in a statement on Thursday.
The Australian newspaper said the complaint laid against the chief economist alleges he attacked a rival lobby group and federal Treasurer Joe Hockey on his Facebook account.
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