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Bruce Baird’s voice support for John Howard, Gladys Berejikrian’s Waringa bid

Two liberal tycoons have joined the choir to help Gladys Berejikrian make a major career shift.

Support for a bid that New South Wales’ former Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian may hold in next year’s federal elections continues to grow, with two liberal supporters joining the chorus.

Mr. Beresikrian has not yet made a public comment on whether she is considering running in Sydney’s Warringa seat after the pre-selection candidate has been extended.

However, former Prime Minister John Howard and the liberal heavyweight Bruce Baird of New South Wales both provided a message of support to Ms. Beresikrian to challenge Tony Abbott’s old seat.

In response to current Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Mr. Abbott has publicly expressed his support for Mr. Beregkrian’s actions.

Now, Howard is also expressing his support.

However, Mr. Baird, who directly encouraged the former Prime Minister’s candidacy, expressed concern about the risks of nominating Mr. Beregkrian while he was under investigation by the Independent Commission on Anti-Corruption.

According to Nine Newspapers, former Prime Minister Mike Baird and former MP Baird’s father admitted that there are some “downsides” to potential bids.

“The concern is whether the reports that go down are more disadvantageous than people expect,” he said.

“Of course, if she chooses to do so, she will support her running,” Howard told The Daily Telegraph.

The ICAC was able to report on whether Ms. Beresikrian broke public trust or had a conflict of interest earlier this month during her secret relationship with former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.

It also considers whether she failed to meet her obligation to report allegations of corruption and whether she closed her eyes and encouraged such actions.

Earlier this week, Morrison said he thought it would be “great” if he ran for and won the federal elections.

“As I said before, I think the way Gladys Berejikrian was treated in these events is shameful. I was very clear about it,” he said.

“If she wants to join our team, she’s welcome.”

Independent Warringah parliamentarian Zali Steggall told ABC earlier this week that Morrison and senior government officials “weakened and questioned” IACC’s work “abnormally and wrong.”

“This is a very important task being done on behalf of the public to ask the government for clarification, pull back the curtains and make sure there is no corruption,” she said.

“They are questioning the importance of the job, and even the motivation to do the job. I think it borders the slanderous.

“We should look at leadership that seeks more accountability rather than undermining accountability.”

Initially published as follows Bruce Baird’s voice support for John Howard, Gladys Berejikrian’s Waringa bid

Bruce Baird’s voice support for John Howard, Gladys Berejikrian’s Waringa bid

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