Berejiklian survives no-confidence motion by a single vote
New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has survived a no-confidence motion in the upper house by a single vote.
The former Greens MP turned independent Justin Field has just released a statement explaining his decision to oppose the motion. He wants to “reserve judgment” until the Icac has had time to “do its work and fully inform the public and political debate”.
The actions of Daryl Maguire are disgraceful and reflect not just on him but on the political party of which he was a member and a Member of Parliament. The public
Robertson continues to press Maguire on whether he was hoping to make money personally as a result of his involvement in the Shenzen business group.
We’re played a phone intercept (the first of the day!) between Maguire and his close friend and partner at G8Way International, Phillip Elliott. We hear them discussing a trip to Samoa with a Shenzen businessman who was interested in setting up a casino in Samoa.
Maguire tells Elliott he helped set up a meeting between the Chinese businessman and the Samoan consulate.
He tells Elliott on the call:
They were happy with the meeting so in February I’m going to the Solomon Islands and PNG, I’m going to visit them in the next round and then March is … 10 days in Samoa and they’re bringin a dozen business people.
Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire has told a corruption inquiry he did not report his involvement in a “cash-for-visa scam” because he was making money.
The former Wagga Wagga MP is accused of using his position in Parliament to benefit himself and his related business associates.
Within half an hour of questioning in NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mr Maguire admitted to using his parliamentary office and resources to conduct various business dealings, including receiving thousands of dollars in cash at his office as part of the visa scam.
He also admitted to acting as a shadow director for a business known as G8wayInternational, as well as using his parliamentary staff, resources, mailing system and even the parliamentary library for the business.
Mr Maguire said those business interests were not disclosed as they should have been in line with his obligations as an MP.
Former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has admitted he accepted cash deliveries to his parliamentary office relating to a visa scheme for Chinese nationals.
The former lover of the NSW Premier has made a series of stunning admissions in front of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, agreeing he ran a private business from his parliamentary office, received cash for his role in a visa scheme, and promised clients access to high levels of Government.
Mr Maguire appeared in front of ICAC on Wednesday, two days after Gladys Berejiklian sensationally revealed she had been in a close personal relationship with Mr Maguire for five years, starting in 2015.
Mr Maguire agreed on Wednesday he acted as a shadow director in a company that profited from selling access to the highest levels of the NSW Government.