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Berejiklian avoids being thrown off the glass cliff

By Blair Williams
December 10 2021 - 6:25pm
Former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian after appearing at a NSW ICAC hearing in Sydney on November 1. Picture: Getty Images

Earlier this week, Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party publicly put their weight behind the prospect of preselecting former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian in the seat of Warringah for the upcoming federal election. Despite the ongoing ICAC inquiry that saw Berejiklian voluntarily resign as premier and leave NSW politics, even Liberal heavyweights, including former prime minister John Howard and former NSW deputy leader Bruce Baird, openly voiced their support. As a popular Liberal politician, Berejiklian was seen as the last hope of winning back this seat.

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