First printed in The Sydney Morning Herald on June 25, 1992
Mr John Fahey is the brand new Premier after Mr Nick Greiner resigned yesterday following the menace by the three non-aligned Independents to deliver down his Authorities by voting for a movement of no-confidence in it.
Mr Fahey, after securing the Authorities’s future by gaining the Independents’ settlement, instantly moved to regular the Coalition, racked by 24 months of controversy following the resignation of Dr Terry Metherell.
He mentioned he was “decided to make sure that the instability surrounding the Authorities in his State over the previous a number of weeks disappears, and disappears from this second”. He needed to “transfer ahead to control the folks of this State as we now have completed all through the previous 4 1/2 years or so, and that we do it with the identical drive, the identical dedication, the identical dedication, and with the identical outcomes which have been obvious to everyone in very, very tough occasions”.
The Minister for the Setting, Mr Moore, additionally resigned underneath the ultimatum from the Independents, Mr John Hatton (South Coast), Ms Clover Moore (Bligh) and Dr Peter Macdonald (Manly).
The Minister for Tourism and State Growth, Mr Yabsley, who had pledged to resign if Mr Greiner went, additionally give up.
The Independents insisted that Mr Greiner and Mr Moore resign following the discovering of Mr Ian Temby, QC, the top of the ICAC, that they’d acted corruptly within the resignation of Dr Metherell and his appointment to a $110,000-a-year Public Service job.
This was regardless of a Supreme Courtroom attraction towards the findings of Mr Temby which is because of start subsequent Tuesday.