Gladys Berejiklian admits she was in a ‘very close personal relationship’ with former colleague

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Gladys Berejiklian’s secret relationship: NSW Premier admits she was ‘very close’ with disgraced former colleague Daryl Maguire during corruption hearing

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has admitted she shared a private relationship with disgraced former colleague Daryl Maguire while he was in office.

Ms Berejiklian made the stunning admission while giving evidence at the commission on Monday as part of the four-week inquiry, which wraps up on Friday.

She said the relationship was kept private as she had always tried to separate her private life away from her public role.

She told the commission said she was never concerned Mr Maguire might be attempting to use the influence of his office to promote his own business activities, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has admitted she shared a private relationship with disgraced former colleague Daryl Maguire while he was in office

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has admitted she shared a private relationship with disgraced former colleague Daryl Maguire while he was in office

After being summonsed last week Ms Berejiklian said she would be 'pleased to be assisting with those inquiries'

After being summonsed last week Ms Berejiklian said she would be 'pleased to be assisting with those inquiries'

After being summonsed last week Ms Berejiklian said she would be ‘pleased to be assisting with those inquiries’

‘Can I say, I would never, ever, never, ever turned a blind eye from any responsibility I had to disclose any wrongdoing that I saw, or any activity that I thought was not in keeping with what a member of Parliament should be doing and I want to make that very clear.’ 

Mr Maguire was forced to quit the Berejiklian government in 2018 after a separate ICAC inquiry heard evidence he sought payments to help broker deals for property developers.

After being summonsed last week Ms Berejiklian said she would be ‘pleased to be assisting with those inquiries’.

The current inquiry has heard evidence Mr Maguire sought payments to help broker deals for Chinese property developers.

Mr Maguire (pictured) was forced to quit the Berejiklian government in 2018 after a separate ICAC inquiry heard evidence he sought payments to help broker deals for property developers

Mr Maguire (pictured) was forced to quit the Berejiklian government in 2018 after a separate ICAC inquiry heard evidence he sought payments to help broker deals for property developers

Mr Maguire (pictured) was forced to quit the Berejiklian government in 2018 after a separate ICAC inquiry heard evidence he sought payments to help broker deals for property developers 

It’s investigating whether Mr Maguire breached the public trust by using his public office and parliamentary resources to improperly gain a benefit for himself or for G8way International – a company he ‘effectively controlled’.

The premier was dragged into the saga last week when the ICAC heard Mr Maguire gave a western Sydney landowner – Louise Waterhouse – Ms Berejiklian’s email address to help her lobby for rezoning changes that would benefit her parcel of land.

ICAC heard Mr Maguire passed on the email address and suggested the premier would be able to provide a ‘tickle from up top’.

Ms Waterhouse told the inquiry Ms Berejiklian never responded to her email and no zoning changes were made to her property.



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