(LifeSite News) – Hope for freedom’s return has been sparked in an Australian state by the shock resignation of its COVID-tyrant premier.
On Friday morning, Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian resigned amid news of a formal investigation into her past conduct by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Gladys Berejiklian announced that her resignation “could not happen at a worse time.” Nevertheless, she was forced to resign from Parliament and her electoral seat of Willoughby in North Sydney.
“Resigning at this time is against every instinct in my being and something which I do not want to do,” stated Berejiklian.
“I love my job, and I love serving the community, but I have been given no option following the statement that has been issued today,” she continued.
“My only regret will be not to be able to finish the job to ensure the people of NSW transition to living freely with Covid.”
Hours before her resignation, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced that it was opening a formal investigation to discover whether Berejiklian had breached public trust. Berejiklian was in a personal relationship with former Member of New South Wales’ Legislative Assembly, Daryl Maguire, when she awarded grants to several community organisations in Maguire’s NSW Riverina region between 2012 and 2018.
At the centre of the ICAC investigation is a $5.5 million government grant to the Australian Clay Target Association and a $30 million grant to the Riverina Conservatorium of Music, which were being developed in Maguire’s former seat of Wagga Wagga.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is a body tasked to investigate corruption within the NSW public sector, which includes members of the Australian Parliament.
Berejiklian has been strongly criticized for the draconian lockdowns she has imposed upon Australians living in New South Wales.
In a recent press conference, United Australia Party’s Clive Palmer argued that Berejiklian’s corruption is even more egregious in her support for the vaccine mandates, lockdowns, and violent police enforcement of totalitarian public health orders responsible for destroying Australian lives and businesses. Read Full Article >