Today in The Australian Having proven herself to be a phoenix rather than a cooked goose, Gladys Berejiklian should move as quickly as she reasonably can to contain the effects of a recent decision by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.
Legal reasons preclude a detailed discussion of the substance of that decision. Briefly stated, it quashes the convictions of a former senior politician in the Keneally Labor government, and of his close political ally, to whom that politician granted a lucrative licence. After a lengthy investigation, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption concluded that the grant of the licence involved the misuse of public office. It also found the politician’s ally complicit in the offence, with those conclusions being confirmed by a trial that sent both men to jail for lengthy terms.