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Premier oversaw fund that set aside $5.5m for project pushed by Maguire

Premier oversaw fund that set aside $5.5m for project pushed by Maguire

Gladys Berejiklian oversaw a fund that set aside $5.5 million for a project championed by her then secret partner Daryl Maguire and that he allegedly later tried to profit from.

  • by Carrie Fellner

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No, Premier, pork barrelling cannot be justified
Editorial
Editorial

No, Premier, pork barrelling cannot be justified

It is difficult to be surprised by NSW politics given its scandal-plagued history, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian managed to do just that.

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Berejiklian shrugs off 'slush fund' scandal, backs away from ICAC boost

Berejiklian shrugs off 'slush fund' scandal, backs away from ICAC boost

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has indicated the state's corruption watchdog will miss out on an extra $7.3 million as she defended the practice of pork barrelling.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Lucy Cormack
Premier's advisers raised concerns about 'rewarding' anti-merger council

Premier's advisers raised concerns about 'rewarding' anti-merger council

The advice was recovered in copies of shredded documents at the centre of a pork barrelling inquiry

  • by Angus Thompson
Yes, Premier, pork barrelling exists. But the voters don't have to like it
Analysis
Analysis

Yes, Premier, pork barrelling exists. But the voters don't have to like it

In a stunning display of hubris, the Premier has told taxpayers that, while they may not like it, pork barrelling exists and all political parties indulge in it. Like it or lump it.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Premier says pork barrelling 'not illegal' as she defends council grants program

Premier says pork barrelling 'not illegal' as she defends council grants program

Gladys Berejiklian has admitted the NSW government's $250 million program may have shored up Coalition votes, insisting pork barrelling is "not illegal".

  • by Lucy Cormack and Alexandra Smith
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Premier's office recovers missing council grant documents

Premier's office recovers missing council grant documents

Gladys Berejiklian's office has recovered copies of shredded documents, revealing the Premier's staff directly determined projects to be funded under the controversial $250 million council grants program.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Inside the Premier's wonderworld of grants and wishes granted
Opinion
Opinion

Inside the Premier's wonderworld of grants and wishes granted

Gladys Berejiklian has placed herself close to decisions that could be career-ending, writes a former NSW auditor-general.

  • by Tony Harris
Shredded grants papers the type that should be retained, authority says

Shredded grants papers the type that should be retained, authority says

The State Archives and Records Authority has said fines of $5500 per document could apply if the law is breached.

  • by Angus Thompson
Premier's office to face second investigation over shredded documents

Premier's office to face second investigation over shredded documents

The State Archives and Records Authority has confirmed it would assess the destruction of documents, while the Information Commissioner has also launched an inquiry.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Tom Rabe
Prominent Sydney lawyer warns Labor against suspending senior minister

Prominent Sydney lawyer warns Labor against suspending senior minister

Sydney lawyer Bret Walker has warned the opposition to suspend senior minister Don Harwin over the council grants controversy is 'most problematic'.

  • by Tom Rabe