NATALIE WARD STATEMENT
Like so many, I am deeply saddened by today’s events.
Gladys Berejiklian has served NSW as an exceptional leader, showing strength, determination and courage under incredibly challenging circumstances.
The Premier has given her life to public service and has always put the people of NSW first as she guided the State before and during the COVID pandemic.
As a practising lawyer for over 25 years, I know that the presumption of innocence is a fundamental tenant of our legal process and is an expectation of our community.
I, along with women across our nation, have admired Gladys’ incredible work ethic, her capacity to manage various crises, her stoicism and grace.
On a personal level, I wish Gladys all the very best for her future and I know her talents will continue to be utilised in either public or private commercial life.
NSW’s loss, will be someone else’s gain.