NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian imploding act

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Senior NSW Liberals say Gladys Berejiklian’s tenure as Premier is over after today’s explosive ICAC evidence, with Attorney-General, Mark Speakman, and Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, emerging as the leading contenders for the top job.

The Premier, who is still giving evidence at an ICAC inquiry, is already under pressure to resign over conflicts involving her “close personal relationship” with former MP, Daryl Maguire – the man at the centre of the corruption inquiry.

While Mr Perrottet is positioned as a natural successor to Premier Berejiklian, some senior moderates are concerned he is too conservative, describing him as an “ultra right-winger” and saying they “won’t wear it”.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/icac-nsw-premier-gladys-berejiklian-reveals-close-personal-relationship-with-former-mp-daryl-maguire/news-story/a7e9e5e98d9520dde0cf5c78fe95ccd2

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  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Thread might be locked by 10am tomorrow. All over.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
There's a suggestion that she has made decisions that have given him some kind of financial gain - so personal relationship aside it looks like she's done for. This will make the third Liberal Premier that ICAC has claimed...
  Carnot Minister for Railways

There's a suggestion that she has made decisions that have given him some kind of financial gain - so personal relationship aside it looks like she's done for. This will make the third Liberal Premier that ICAC has claimed...
don_dunstan
She's cooked.

And likely to join Nick Greiner and Bazza O'Farrell in the ICAC Hall of Fame any day (or even today)....
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
There is also the suggestion her relationship with Daryl was sexual in nature so they were close she has said as much.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Let's just hope whoever comes onboard does a great job at steering the state through the pandemic, as Glady's has done so far. I must admit I'm sad to see her go like this, but if she has been this close to a former corrupt individual, I guess there is no choice but to resign...
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Can you imagine the rate of turnover of prime ministers and federal ministers if there was an ICAC as competent and capable at the Federal Level.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Let's just hope whoever comes onboard does a great job at steering the state through the pandemic, as Glady's has done so far. I must admit I'm sad to see her go like this, but if she has been this close to a former corrupt individual, I guess there is no choice but to resign...
lsrailfan
Perottet, appears the front runner.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/perrottet-s-staffer-hired-under-a-sham-arrangement-20200923-p55yjg.html
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
New premier, the excuse needed to cancel the Powerhouse museum relocation. Probably a few other things
  Carnot Minister for Railways

It sounds like Daryl Maguire had his own personal Belt and Road Initiative with Chinese Businessmen on the go, along with a "Cash for Visas" operation:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/icac-inquiry-reveals-more-about-former-liberal-mp-daryl-maguire/12753928
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Let's just hope whoever comes onboard does a great job at steering the state through the pandemic, as Glady's has done so far. I must admit I'm sad to see her go like this, but if she has been this close to a former corrupt individual, I guess there is no choice but to resign...
Perottet, appears the front runner.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/perrottet-s-staffer-hired-under-a-sham-arrangement-20200923-p55yjg.html
michaelgm
I wouldn't be so sure about that. The moderates dislike him and revelations about the employment of some yank with close republican ties may be the deal breaker.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Gladys is doing a presser at 4:30pm.  Will she get a bottle of Grange as a going away present, or will she dig her heels in?
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
She is staying on for the time being.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

She is staying on for the time being.
"lsrailfan"


I still think her position as Premier is untenable.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

No implosion here either, nothing to see here move along,
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

"I still think her position as Premier is untenable."

She's full of integrity.. So she says..


  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Gladys is doing a presser at 4:30pm.  Will she get a bottle of Grange as a going away present, or will she dig her heels in?
Carnot
...and women have the option of wearing heels that will act like nails to the floor and be unmovable.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

They were a good looking couple



LOL
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Could we swap Daniel Andrews for her down here in Mexico, perhaps?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Perottet, appears the front runner.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/perrottet-s-staffer-hired-under-a-sham-arrangement-20200923-p55yjg.html
michaelgm
I thought Perottet was tainted by the ICare scandal?
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

"Could we swap Daniel Andrews for her down here in Mexico, perhaps?"

NO
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Will Andrew Constance have a rethink?
  Transtopic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Let's just hope whoever comes onboard does a great job at steering the state through the pandemic, as Glady's has done so far. I must admit I'm sad to see her go like this, but if she has been this close to a former corrupt individual, I guess there is no choice but to resign...
Perottet, appears the front runner.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/perrottet-s-staffer-hired-under-a-sham-arrangement-20200923-p55yjg.html
I wouldn't be so sure about that. The moderates dislike him and revelations about the employment of some yank with close republican ties may be the deal breaker.
nswtrains
I agree.  Unlike their Federal counterparts, the moderates are the dominant faction in NSW and I can't see them supporting someone from the Far Christian Right like Perrottet as Premier, assuming the position becomes available.

He's my Local Member and I dislike him intensely.  He's nothing more than a self-serving Liberal Party apparatchik who has no scruples about riding over the top of colleagues to reach the top echelons of the Party.  When he was the Member for Hawkesbury, he tried to muscle in on his colleague David Elliott's adjoining seat of Castle Hill, because it was closer to where he lived. Thankfully, Elliott rebuked him and it was only through the generosity of Damien Tudehope, the Member for Epping, when he got his way, with Tudehope agreeing to vacate his seat for him and switch to the Upper House.

I'm surprised that Perrottet appears to have got off scott-free over the iCare debacle, when that should also be the subject of an ICAC inquiry.  There are too many question marks over his bone fides to be Premier.  I would think that Rob Stokes should also be in the mix as a candidate if it comes to pass.  However, it's early days yet and Gladys is hanging on.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
It sounds like Daryl Maguire had his own personal Belt and Road Initiative with Chinese Businessmen on the go, along with a "Cash for Visas" operation:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/icac-inquiry-reveals-more-about-former-liberal-mp-daryl-maguire/12753928
Carnot
Among other things he was up to. Apparently they can't find him at the moment - there's a suggestion he's in far west NSW hiding out at the moment.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

Sorry gentlemen if one of my post earlier was considered extremely rude or irrelevant or caused anyone offence

Sincere apologies
Doyle

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