The corruption watchdog should check what access Daryl Maguire had to documents in the Premier’s home, Mark Latham has told Parliament.
The corruption watchdog should check what access Daryl Maguire had to documents in the Premier’s home, Mark Latham has told Parliament.

ICAC should investigate access to Premier’s home: Latham

The corruption watchdog should investigate what access disgraced ex-MP Daryl Maguire had to government documents in Premier Gladys Berejiklian's home, One Nation Leader Mark Latham has told Parliament.

Mr Latham made the call as part of a Labor motion calling on Parliament to refer Gladys Berejiklian to the Independent Commission Against Corruption over her relationship with Mr Maguire and the allocation of controversial government grant funding.

Mr Latham said the Premier has "refused to come clean with the Parliament and the people of NSW" about the nature of her relationship with Mr Maguire.

He argued the Premier and Mr Maguire were in an "intimate personal relationship," which could have triggered conflict of interest concerns for Ms Berejiklian.

"Maguire had a key to her home and he kept his toiletries and other personal effects there," Mr Latham told parliament.

"This was exposed at ICAC on the 15th of last month when Daryl Maguire revealed that he had a key to the Premier's north shore home and visited there on Sunday the 13th of September to collect some toiletries and other personal items," Mr Latham said.

Daryl Maguire arriving at ICAC carpark via taxi in October. Picture: Dylan Robinson
Daryl Maguire arriving at ICAC carpark via taxi in October. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Mr Latham read excerpts from Mr Maguire's evidence to the corruption watchdog, which he argued confirmed an "intimate personal relationship".

"Maguire told ICAC, and I quote: 'I went to her house partly to recover something that I'd left there, and I actually didn't think she was home but she was there'," Mr Latham said.

"The commissioner (asked): 'Could you access the house, even if she wasn't there?'" Mr Latham said.

According to the transcript read into Hansard by Mr Latham, Mr Maguire told the commission he had a key to the Premier's house since Ms Berejiklian purchased her home.

Mr Latham said the evidence "confirms the statement given to me by an eyewitness of Maguire parking his car in a shopping centre at the rear of the Premier's home and letting himself in the back door using a key".

"The ICAC should now investigate Maguire's access to NSW government documents in the Premier's home.

"Every single thing he touched he commercialised, so why wouldn't he have touched the documents in our home office in that way?"

Originally published as ICAC should investigate Maguire's access to Premier's home: Latham



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