Daryl Maguire’s evidence will be crucial to the NSW premier’s political survival, with the focus on whether his story supports hers.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian's future hangs in the balance today, as her former partner and disgraced MP Daryl Maguire faces a corruption inquiry.
His evidence will be crucial to Ms Berejiklian's political survival, with the focus on whether his story supports the premier's and whether she has been telling the truth during her own grilling at the ICAC hearing.
Mr Maguire is due to appear before the hearing for two days.
A motion of no confidence is expected to be voted on at NSW Parliament later today.
It comes as Opposition leader Jodi McKay stood by her calls for Ms Berejiklian to resign.
Ms Berejiklian faced her first Question Time yesterday since Monday's explosive ICAC hearing.
Ms McKay called the premier "delusional" as Ms Berejiklian tried to defend her position and explain why she did not report Mr Maguire.
"At all times, I have undertaken the full letter of my responsibilities, in accordance with those responsibilities, because that is what a premier does," Ms Berejiklian said before she was interrupted by laughter from the Opposition.
Ms Berejiklian has insisted she has done nothing wrong and has always acted within the rules.
She has admitted to making mistakes in her personal life, but that it never impacted her behaviour in her role as premier.
ICAC is investigating if Mr Maguire, the former member for Wagga Wagga, used his position and resources as a parliamentarian for personal gain.
He and the premier were in a secret relationship for five years until just a few months ago.
Yesterday Ms Berejiklian's colleagues rallied in support of their leader, along with Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
"Gladys has been a tremendous premier and she has my absolute support," Mr Morrison said.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-premier-gladys-berejiklian-icac-daryl-maguire-to-give-evidence-at-corruption-hearing/cc1d5fe3-709c-41ff-9322-24fd0016cedf