Gladys Berejiklian reveals how she interacts with her anti-vax friends and family, while denying the singles bubble had anything to do with her new boo Arthur Moses
- Ms Berejiklian said family members questioned her about Covid’s response
- “I have people close to me who have strong opinions,” she said Thursday morning
- NSW Prime Minister told her to explain to her loved ones ‘what the facts are’
- Evaded Questions About Whether Singles Are Bubbling Motivated By Her New Romance
- “Can we get off that topic,” she said when asked if she lives with Arthur Moses?
Gladys Berejiklian is candid about trying to educate her anti-vaxxer friends and family about the benefits of Sydney’s lockdown – before dodging questions about the impact of her ‘singles bubble’ on her newfound romance.
The New South Wales Prime Minister said some of her own loved ones questioned her about visiting the city with stay-at-home moms to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta strain.
“I’ve got people close to me who have strong opinions and I’ve explained to them the facts,” she told KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show on Thursday when co-host Kyle Sandilands asked her about her state’s fight against anti-vaccination rhetoric.
‘This Delta variant is conquering the world. Even countries with a 50 percent vaccination rate see a huge number of cases and people in hospital.’
Sandilands also asked her if a new rule allowing Sydney couples to visit each other’s homes as part of a ‘singles bubble’ was prompted by her new relationship with high-flying lawyer Arthur Moses.
“Did you invent the singles bubble for your new boyfriend situation?” asked Sandiland.
Ms Berejiklian seemed to suggest she was living with Mr Moses when she replied that her situation was already covered by the existing rules.
“This is for people who really live on their own,” she said, prompting Sandilands to ask if her boyfriend had moved in with her.
“No… can we get off that topic,” she replied abruptly.
Then she scolded Sandilands when he asked if the new couples rule meant ‘you can book at the Meriton with your ‘buddy’.
“No… come on, Kyle,” the Prime Minister said. “This is for mental health reasons to keep people as healthy and happy as possible.”
The interview came hours before Ms Berejiklian announced Sydney had 239 Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Wednesday.
NSW announced 177 cases for the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday as authorities extended the Greater Sydney lockdown and banned non-essential workers from leaving three more government areas in Sydney’s west and southwest.
Kyle Sandilands (left) and Jackie Henderson (right) interviewed Ms. Berejiklian (center) on their KIIS FM radio show on Thursday. The prime minister said even some of her own loved ones questioned her about locking up the city
The New South Wales Prime Minister’s relationship with high-profile lawyer Arthur Moses was confirmed in June via an Instagram post shared by her sister (pictured)
Exercise essential: A Sydneysider is pictured strolling through Centennial Park in the east of the city during Wednesday’s lockdown
Meanwhile, nine youths, including eight teenagers from Sydney’s western and southwestern areas who are under the toughest lockdown, are charged with violating stay-at-home orders and being involved in a high-speed chase with police in the Hunter region.
According to NSW police, the teens were driving a Honda Civic and were traveling 200 km/h in a 110 km zone. A 19-year-old woman and two teenagers – aged between 13 and 17 – were charged Wednesday for the incident, while the others will be treated under the Young Offenders Act.
Each has been fined $1,000 for violating health regulations.
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A well-placed source in Australia’s legal fraternity told Daily Mail Australia that Mr Moses is “highly regarded” and highly respected by his colleagues.
“Lawyers who work with him regard him as meticulous and methodical,” the source said.
‘He is highly structured and disciplined and conducts his practice in a quasi-military style.’
Mr Moses is an esteemed Sydney lawyer who is also passionate about fitness and the Parramatta Eels
In addition to his dedication to his legal work – serving as the chairman of both the NSW Bar Association and the Law Council of Australia – Mr Moses is a fitness junkie.
“He is very fond of personal fitness, he is extremely fit and runs up to 10 km most days,” the source said.
“That makes you a little bit sharper, able to focus and handle long hours by having such a fitness balance.
“He is truly one of the most methodical and meticulous in the law – very rigorous and focused in his work.”
In a 2017 article, the lawyer described himself as “persistent, loyal and annoying.”
Mr Moses has been a lawyer for over 25 years and is currently representing Ben Roberts-Smith (pictured together) in his defamation lawsuit against Nine Newspapers
He also revealed his deep love for the Parramatta Eels NRL club, saying that his happiest moments were when the team won the grand final in the 1980s.
When asked what his favorite song was, he replied “Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds are Burning'” and said that if his life were turned into a movie, he would like “Mr Bean” star Rowan Atkinson to play himself.
But Mr. Moses lived almost a completely different life, revealing that his father wanted him to become a mechanic and drop out of school at age 15.
“My mother persuaded him that I should be allowed to finish school,” he said in the article with Legal Magazine Justinian.
He called his late mother the most influential person in his life.
“She couldn’t read or write, but she was the wisest and strongest person I’ve known,” he said.