Australia: Australian state premier had secret relationship with China-linked politician

The premier of Australia’s most populous state told a corruption inquiry on Monday that she had had a secret “close personal relationship” with a politician under investigation for monetizing his position through business dealings with China.

New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian revealed the relationship to the NSW Independent Commission into Corruption (ICAC), prompting calls from the opposition Labor party for her resignation.

Addressing media after the hearing, Berejiklian said she had “made a mistake in my personal life” with a relationship she did not even disclose to her family or closest friends, but would continue to serve as premier because she had “not done anything wrong”.

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