NSW Labor has moved a motion of no confidence against the Premier, after shocking evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) confirmed Gladys Berejiklian knew about the business dealings of disgraced former Liberal MP Daryl Maguire and didn’t report them to ICAC.
Immediately prior to Question Time, the NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay said the Premier should not have the confidence of the House because she:
- Turned a blind eye to corruption in her Government by failing to report her knowledge of Daryl Maguire’s business dealings for six and a half years, even after his resignation from Parliament in July 2018
- Failed to report a number of discussions she had with Daryl Maguire, over a number of years, about his business dealings – including congratulating him on the amount of commission he was earning from such deals
- Failed to fulfil her legal obligations under the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act to report corrupt conduct, and her obligations under the Ministerial Code of Conduct to manage conflicts of interest in her Government
- Has failed to uphold any standards of propriety across all levels of her Government
The motion is due to be debated in Parliament tomorrow.