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Daryl Maguire is a former Australian politician who was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Wagga Wagga for the Liberal Party from 1999 to 2018. On 30 March 2011, Maguire was appointed to Government Whip in the O’Farrell-Stoner Liberal/National coalition government; he had been Opposition Whip for the Coalition since 2003.
On 13 July 2018, after admitting at a corruption inquiry that he sought payment over a property deal, Maguire resigned from the Liberal Party and resigned from Parliament on 3 August. Between 2013 and August 2020, Maguire had a close “intimate” relationship with Gladys Berejiklian, who became Premier of New South Wales during that time. Although estranged from his wife in 2013, divorce proceedings did not commence until 2018.
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Daryl William Maguire was born on March 25, 1959(age 62 years) in Hay, Australia. He has extensive involvement with local community organisations. Prior to his election to parliament, Maguire worked as a local store proprietor and franchisee. Maguire was previously an advisor to the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China.
Maguire was elected to represent Wagga Wagga in 1999 following the retirement of a long-standing member, Joe Schipp. Maguire held the seat comfortably whilst in opposition. In 2003, he was elected Opposition Whip and, after the 2011 state election, became Government Whip.
At the 2011 state election, Maguire was challenged by Dr Joe McGirr, a local doctor and Director of the Emergency Department at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. Maguire suffered a swing against the Liberal Party of 5.5 points, although won the seat comfortably with 52.5 per cent of the two-party vote.
In July 2018, Maguire was drawn into an inquiry (Operation Dasha) by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) regarding possible corruption involving the former Canterbury Council, through his association with former councillor Michael Hawatt. It was alleged that Maguire had acted on behalf of a “mega big” Chinese client, asking for help in buying into development-approved projects, in return for a commission from the developer for both himself and Hawatt.
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As a consequence, Maguire resigned from the Liberal Party, and from his roles Parliamentary Secretary for the Centenary of ANZAC, Counter-Terrorism, Corrections and Veterans. After initially refusing to resign from Parliament, he announced he would do so before its next sitting.
Daryl Maguire tendered his resignation to the Speaker of the Legislative of Assembly on the afternoon of 3 August 2018. At the ensuing by-election held on 3 September, the Liberals lost almost half of their primary vote from 2015, allowing independent Joe McGirr to end the Liberals’ 61-year hold on Wagga Wagga.
ICAC Corruption probe
What did Maguire do? The ICAC, during the course of Operation Dasha, intercepted a series of telephone calls that resulted in a separate inquiry (Operation Keppel) into the conduct of Maguire. Specifically, the ICAC sought to inquire whether, between 2012 and 2018, Maguire engaged in conduct that involved a breach of public trust by using his public office, involving his duties as a Member of Parliament, as a Parliamentary Secretary, and as Chair of the NSW Parliament Asia Pacific Friendship Group to improperly gain a benefit for himself and/or entities close to him.
Appearing before the ICAC on 14 October 2020, Maguire admitted that he used his position as a Member of Parliament and as a Parliamentary Secretary to make money for himself and his associates. Appearing before the same ICAC inquiry, Gladys Berejiklian, the Premier of New South Wales, agreed that she had been in a “close personal relationship” with Maguire from 2015 until August 2020. As of 18 December 2020 Operation Keppel is ongoing.
The ICAC is also investigating whether Mr Maguire used his position as a member of the NSW Parliament to gain an improper benefit for himself and his associates. The inquiry is expected to run for 10 days and proceedings will be live-streamed via the ICAC website.
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Daryl Maguire was married to Maureen Maguire and they have two children. However, Daryl Maguire, with who Ms Gladys Berejiklian had a “close personal relationship” for five years, resigned from Parliament in disgrace in 2018. Gladys Berejiklian confirmed at a corruption inquiry last year that she had been in a relationship with Mr Maguire since 2015 until a few months before the inquiry.
Daryl Maguire net worth
What is Daryl Maguire net worth? Daryl Maguire net worth is estimated at around $4 million as of 2021. However, the former Liberal politician was the local member for Wagga Wagga in southern NSW for nearly 20 years before he resigned in 2018. His resignation came after he admitted to a separate ICAC that he sought payment over a property deal.