Australia

Stand aside, premiere, while this cloud hangs above you

New South Wales electors are shocked by the disclosure that Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian has had a secret “close personal relationship” with former state politician Darryl Magwire for the past five years. received. The premiere deserves the reputation of a typical high school principal in an old school, and the first surprise is, after all, that she is human.

New South Wales Premier Gladis Bellezi Crian and Shameful Former Wagga MP Darryl Maguire.credit:Stephen Zievelt, James Brickwood

A more serious effect was the revelation that she stood beside her friend when he engaged in improper conduct. What did she know about it, and what did she do about it, if any? Some hints have been drawn from previous evidence of the Anti-Corruption Independent Commission, including telephone interception, which raises questions about the premier ruling that is not passed.

It may be acknowledged that the premier did a great job dealing with wildfires and pandemics. Not everyone agrees with everything she has done, and many disagree with her actions on other issues such as sports arenas, museums, infrastructure and historic buildings. But this is not the case when it balances professional performance in the leadership role with possible misjudgment and ignores integrity. It is a public issue to have confidence in the leader’s judgment, which may be seriously flawed. If so, and if she deliberately does not know it, questions may arise about her underlying integrity.

It is a public issue to have confidence in the leader’s judgment, which may be seriously flawed. If so, therefore, the integrity of the leader himself may be questionable.

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