How Gladys Berejiklian is likely to be the THIRD NSW premier to fall victim to anti-corruption probes – as she’s caught on tape with disgraced former MP lover
- The Independent Commission Against Corruption was established by in 1988
- Nick Greiner, the premier who set it up, was brought down in 1992 over job offer
- Barry O’Farrell resigned in 2014 after failing to declare $3,000 bottle of Grange
Gladys Berejiklian could become the third Liberal premier in New South Wales to be brought down by the anti-corruption body her side of politics created.
Nick Greiner became its first victim in 1992 – just four years after he established the Independent Commission Against Corruption in a bid to uncover Labor scandals during Neville Wran’s decade in power.
While the Supreme Court later cleared him of scandalously offering a government job to former education minister Terry Metherell, the damage was done and the late John Fahey replaced him as premier.
Gladys Berejiklian could become the third Liberal premier in New South Wales to be brought down by the anti-corruption her side of politics created. She is pictured in the Independent Commission Against Corruption witness box on Monday
Little more than two decades later, in 2014, Barry O’Farrell resigned over an undeclared $3,000 bottle of Grange Hermitage, bottled in the year of his birth – 1959.
He had received the gift in March 2011 in the week he won a landslide election victory that ended 16 years of Labor rule, following a series of scandals in Kristina Keneally’s government.
Now Ms Berejiklian could be next after ICAC played recordings of her telephone conversation with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire.