The Block host Scott Cam has given a gnarly response to questions over his role and salary as National Careers Ambassador, during an appearance on SKY News today.
Cam was appointed last year to the 18 month role for $350,000 due to his brand and success in the trades industry. But ever since some observers have questioned the salary.
Asked why he had only contributed three videos, four social media posts since being appointed, today he replied, “If you did your homework and knew what you were talking about, you’d know that all of the tours and appointments that we’re going to are school or TAFE based and over the summer all of those facilities are closed.”
Cam claimed the tour was always due to take place from February / March.
He also objected to questions about whether he had personally negotiated the fee with the government.
“My management and the government discussed the fee, that’s none of your business that’s a commercial arrangement and how that came about is between my management, myself and the government,” he said.
Cam, who is currently filming The Block for Nine, will travel the country to promote VET courses.
“My role around the country over the next 18 months is to bring awareness to that.”