The NSW Premier left her home with a smile on her face on the morning after the worst day of her life.
“I’m OK, thanks very a lot,” Gladys Berejiklian informed reporters earlier than heading off to parliament, the place she is anticipated to face a vote of no confidence over her explosive revelation on Monday that she was in a five-year relationship with an MP on the centre of a corruption inquiry.
Ms Berejiklian confronted a barrage of questions on her relationship with former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire when she appeared in entrance of the Unbiased Fee In opposition to Corruption. Later that afternoon, it was reporters’ flip to query her, and the Premier admitted she made a mistake however stated she supposed to proceed on within the position.
Whereas the Opposition Chief Jodi McKay has stated she intends to deliver a movement of no confidence, and a few Liberal sources have stated her days as premier are numbered, Ms Berejiklian has had strong help from her Authorities.
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A number of of her ministers have made it clear she nonetheless has their backing, together with NSW Vitality and Atmosphere Minister Matt Kean, who informed the At this time present on Tuesday morning: “Everyone seems to be entitled to a private life, together with Gladys Berejiklian. And the truth is, she stays one of the best chief within the nation, and she or he‘s accomplished completely nothing fallacious.”
For an individual who describes herself as very non-public, the publicity over her private life has been “devastating” for Ms Berejiklian.
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance stated on Monday was “the worst day of her life”. However the Opposition has stated the problem isn’t the Premier’s non-public life however her political judgment.
“It is a matter of integrity. It’s amatter of belief,” Ms McKay informed the At this time present.
“Now there are two issues she may have and may have accomplished. One, she ought to have disclosed she had been in a relationship with him; two, she ought to have reported what she knew to ICAC as a result of she knew what he was as much as. As an alternative she didn‘t. She continued within the relationship, and she or he did nothing about it.”
Initially printed as Gladys smiles after ‘worst day of her life’