Five weeks after she was found to be “seriously corrupt”, former New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian had a smile on her face during a morning walk with her partner, Arthur Moses.
His former deputy prime minister John Barilaro has also been photographed with his partner, Jennifer Lugsdin, but arriving for a music concert, not a morning walk.
The sighting of a relieved-looking Ms. Berejiklian and Mr. Barilaro comes after the couple put their careers in politics behind them.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption found that Ms. Berejiklian had engaged in corrupt conduct in June.
The watchdog made the findings nearly two years after Ms Berejiklian stepped down as NSW Premier.
Five weeks after she was found to be “severely corrupt”, former Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian (pictured right) had a beam across her face on a morning walk with her partner Arthur Moses (left).
Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (left) appears in the party atmosphere with his partner, Jennifer Lugsdin (right) before heading to the Ministry of Sound show in Sydney.
Corrupt findings were also made against her ex-lover and former Liberal MP for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire.
ICAC said that “Ms. Berejiklian engaged in grossly corrupt conduct by violating public trust in 2016 and 2017 when exercising her official duties in connection with promised and/or awarded funding.”
After leaving politics in 2021, Barilaro had to give up an elite $500,000 business job in New York before he even started due to public backlash.
He made headlines again after he was accused of a fight with a freelance cameraman on Sydney’s northern beaches outside a Manly restaurant in July 2022.
A magistrate dismissed the assault charge against the former NSW deputy premier on mental health grounds in February.
The matter was due to be heard in September, however Barilaro’s lawyer, Danny Eid, applied to Sydney Downing Center Local Court to hear his charges on mental health grounds.
Judge Susan Horan granted the request after “compelling” evidence was presented to the court, including reports from Mr Barilaro’s treating physicians.
Mr. Barilaro was ordered to continue to see his doctors routinely for three months and at reasonable intervals at his direction after that, under the one-year order.
Neither Ms. Berejiklian nor Mr. Barilaro let their worries interfere with their weekend exercise: a good walk for Ms. Berejiklian and dancing the night away for Mr. Barilaro.
While keeping fit with a walk had long been a favorite pursuit for the former prime minister and her lawyer boyfriend, her former MP’s love of techno, trance and house music had previously flown under the radar.
Arthur Moses (left) appeared to be pointing in the direction their walk should take them, but his girlfriend, former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, looked unsure.
The walking power couple (pictured) wore the right sportswear for their morning walk
The walking power couple wore the right sportswear for their morning walk, with Ms. Berjiklian donning a black Nike puffer jacket, pink Nike sneakers and black sweatpants.
Mr. Moses wore blue tennis shoes, black shorts that showed off his athletic legs and a dark blue T-shirt with the logo of his beloved Parramatta Eels rugby league team.
In addition to his dedication to his legal work, which has led him to serve as President of the New South Wales Bar Association and the Legal Council of Australia, Mr. Moses is a fan of physical exercise.
“He is very interested in personal fitness, is extremely fit and runs up to 10km on most days,” a source told Daily Mail Australia when his relationship with Ms Berejiklian first went public in June 2021.
Mr Barilaro and Ms Lugsdin were also dressed appropriately for the occasion when they attended a party at the Ministry of Sound in the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney on Saturday night.
Sporting a sleek new haircut, the former National Party leader wore a black jacket over a white T-shirt, black jeans and white tennis shoes.
Ms. Lugsdin was wearing a smart white three-button jacket with fur trim around the neck, cuffs and hips, a black miniskirt and high-heeled black shoes with brown soles.
Entertainment on offer included Phil Hartnoll of iconic British acid-house and trance duo Orbital, Detroit techno pioneers Inner City and Australian DJs including Groove Terminator and Mark Dynamix.
Mr Barilaro (left) and Ms Lugsdin (right) were also dressed appropriately for the occasion when they went to a party at the Ministry of Sound in the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney.
The former National Party leader sported a sleek new haircut and wore a back jacket over a white T-shirt, black jeans and white sneakers.
Last year, Barilaro faced a parliamentary inquiry into how he landed a $500,000 taxpayer-funded business job in New York after resigning as deputy prime minister.
Mr. Barilaro was appointed the state’s Principal Trade and Investment Commissioner for the Americas, but resigned less than weeks after his appointment.
The inquiry found that his appointment had “all the hallmarks of a ‘boys’ job'”.
“The investigation uncovered how a preferred candidate was selected and offered the STIC to the Americas position only to be later thrown out on the pretext of a senseless shift in government policy,” said the Greens MP and committee chairwoman. , Cate Faehrmann.
Barilaro denied any wrongdoing during the investigation.
‘There is no evidence in this hearing that indicates to me that I did seek, sought, pressured, public servants in any way. None. Zero,’ he said.
‘You’ve heard from apolitical public servants who said that I was a capable and credible candidate, that I would be good at the job.’
Mr. Barilaro denied any wrongdoing during the investigation into his appointment to the New York-based post.
Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (left) is pictured with his girlfriend Jennifer Lugsdin (right)