Gladys Berejiklian is an Australian politician who served as the 45th Premier of New South Wales and the leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party. She assumed office on 23 January 2017 following the resignation of Mike Baird. She has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since 2003, representing the seat of Willoughby.
Before becoming Premier, Berejiklian was the Treasurer of New South Wales and Minister for Industrial Relations in the second Baird government, and Minister for Transport in the O’Farrell and first Baird governments. She was also the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party between 2014 and 2017. On 23 March 2019, she was re-elected as Premier of New South Wales when the Liberal-National Coalition won the 2019 state election.
“Gladys Berejiklian reputation in decline, devastating evidence from his former boyfriend.”
According to reports, damaging information supplied to the ICAC by disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire has “destroyed” Gladys Berejiklian’s reputation.
“All those who declared when Berejiklian resigned as NSW Premier that the poor woman was just a victim of a kangaroo court, a nice woman let down by a horrible man,” Mr. Bolt added, “must now concede they were wrong.”
“They must recognize that Berejiklian lied to the public… And that’s exactly what she did – at the most charitable reading – by turning a blind eye to her secret boyfriend Daryl Maguire’s depravity.
“However, Daryl Maguire took the stand today and, in my judgment, sunk the premier.”
Daryl Maguire described a “quite different relationship” to Ms. Berejiklian on Thursday, according to Mr. Bolt.
“It’s a really personal one… Maguire claimed that he kept her up to date on two dubious grants for local organizations that he was promoting.
“This demonstrates that not even Gladys Berejiklian can be trusted.”
Mr. Bolt spoke with Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell on the situation.
ICAC counsel Scott Robertson asks Daryl Maguire about his relationship with Gladys Berejiklian
‘You loved her?’ Mr. Robertson asked.
‘Yes,’ Mr. Maguire said.
‘And so far as you can ascertain, she loved you as well?’
‘Yes,’ Mr. Maguire said.
‘You contemplated marriage?’ Mr. Robertson asked.
‘Yes,’ Mr. Maguire said.
‘There was a discussion about potentially having a child?’ Mr. Robertson asked.
‘Yes,’ Mr. Maguire said.
The ICAC is, in part, investigating if Ms. Berejiklian engaged in conduct ‘liable to allow or encourage the occurrence of corrupt conduct’ by Mr. Maguire.
Ms. Berejiklian has denied wrongdoing.
Mr. Maguire confirmed he ‘encouraged’ Ms. Berejiklian ‘to take a close interest in the two multi-million dollar grants which are at the center of the corruption investigation, and that ‘from time to time’ she informed him about what she knew about these applications.
He later said ‘I lobbied everybody’ about projects of interest to him.
‘Including Ms. Berejiklian?’ asked Mr. Robertson.
‘Of course,’ Mr. Maguire replied.
Mr. Maguire agreed he lobbied Ms. Berejiklian about multi-millions of dollars in funding for two organizations in his electorate, including a proposed $5.5 million upgrade at the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA).
He said this was not unusual but agreed he had more access to Ms. Berejiklian because they were in a relationship at the time.
Mr. Maguire was asked if he was involved in getting ACTA’s funding proposal onto the agenda of the NSW government’s expenditure review committee (ERC) meeting in December 2016.
‘I don’t know. I don’t run the ERC and I would have thought the minister would have put it forward or someone from the premier’s office,’ he said.
Ms. Berejiklian’s legal team earlier failed in a last-ditch application to have evidence from her secret boyfriend, Mr. Maguire, kept private at the corruption inquiry into the former premier.
In calling for a private session, barrister Sophie Callan said she had ‘personal privacy concerns of the highest order for Ms. Berejiklian.
She said no public service would be served by ‘plumbing the depths’ and wanted to prevent any ‘humiliation and harm’ to her client.
Gladys Berejiklian Age, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about her father, mother, where is she from? Early Life.
She was born on September 22, 1970, and she is presently 51 years of age. Berejiklian was born in Manly Hospital, Sydney, the eldest of three daughters born to Armenian immigrant parents, Krikor and Arsha.
Her grandparents were orphaned by Turkish soldiers in the Armenian genocide in 1915. Berejiklian spoke only Armenian until she was five years old when she began learning English.
She has remained involved in the Armenian-Australian community, serving a term on the Armenian National Committee of Australia. In 2015, she attended a commemoration ceremony in Yerevan for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
Gladys Berejiklian Net worth, how much did she earn?
She joined the front bench in 2005 as Shadow Minister for Mental Health. She led the Coalition into the 2019 state election. Her net worth is estimated at $4 million (USD).
Gladys Berejiklian’s husband, her relationship, What about children?
Gladys Berejiklian does not have a husband as of now as she has been never married before.
Although never married, people have come to know that she was previously dating Daryl Maguire, a former politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Wagga Wagga for the Liberal Party from 1999 to 2018. As of now, she is reported to be dating her attorney, Arthur Moses SC, who is working in her defense against the ICAC trials.
Gladys Berejiklian was always rumored to be in an affair with Daryl Maguire before. Now that it is confirmed that these two were in fact dating, the Australian public is quite shocked. Gladys and Daryl were always called out for their ‘intimate relationship’ before.
In the recent trials, Daryl has confirmed all the rumors and has also given more insights into their former relationship. He has said that they were together since 2015 and mostly spent their time together in each other’s residence to avoid attention.
Daryl even added that he still owns a key to Gladys’s house that she never asked him to return after their breakup.
Gladys Berejiklian Career
In 1993, Gladys joined the liberal party. From 1997 to 1998, She was the female president of the new south wales young liberals, and from 1996 to 2003, she worked as a delegate to the state council. From 1997 to 1998, she worked as an urban representative of the NSW Liberal Party State Executive. In 1999, she was the campaign director for the state seat of Willoughby.
In 2002, she was the chair of the convention committee. Gladys used to work for peter collins, senator Helen Coonan and the commonwealth bank as general manager. In 2003, Gladys had been eligible for Willoughby by winning the Liberal pre-selection, and in 2005, She became Shadow Minister for Mental Health by joining the front bench.
In 2006, She shifted to the opposition front bench portfolio of Transport by Peter Debnam and in 2007, she got the shadow portfolio of Citizenship by Opposition Leader O’Farrell in his Shadow Ministry during the state election. On 3 April 2011, she became Transport Minister. On 17 April 2014, she became the Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party.
Currently, she is appointed as a leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party. She is current the 45th Premier of New South Wales. She is also a part of the New south wales legislative.
Where did she attend her High school and University? What was her major?
Berejiklian attended North Ryde High School, which became Peter Board High School in 1986, a public, co-educational school in North Ryde. She was a member of Girl Guides and continues to support the organization.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (1992) and a graduate diploma in international studies (1996) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Commerce from the University of New South Wales (2001).
Gladys Berejiklian Social Media Reach
She is available on Instagram with the username “@gladysb” with 102k followers and on Twitter with the username “@Gladys Berejiklian” with 146.8k followers. She is also active on a Facebook account with the username “@Gladys Berejiklian” with 159k followers.
Gladys Berejiklian’s Body Appearance Height, Weight
|Height||In Feet: 5 Feet 6 Inch|
Meter: 1.75 m
Centimeter: 175 cm
|Weight||N / A|
Interesting facts about Gladys Berejiklian’s which you should know
|Ethnicity||Armenian – Australian|
|Birthdate||September 22, 1970|