Gladys Berejiklian Accused Michael Daley Of Dishonesty Over 20 Times During Half-Hour Debate
The political opponents faced off ahead of the NSW state election on March 23.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian admonished Labor leader Michael Daley 24 times for not telling the truth during their 30-minute televised debate.
Subjects covered by the state party leaders during the ABC sit-down included Allianz Stadium, climate change and rising costs of living.
Berejiklian accused Daley of flip-flopping on topics like his proposed referendum on stadiums, while calling him out for lying.
"Just be honest. Just tell people the truth, because every day your position changes," Berejiklian said in regards to their respective stances on stadiums.
She said as Premier "you have to be truthful at all times" and she regretted Daley "hasn't been truthful on a number of occasions this week alone".
"It's really important for the community to know that every time you answer a question it's honestly and truthfully and that you're not really making things up and unfortunately I think the leader of the opposition has failed that test."
Numerous viewers of the debate pointed out Berejiklian's line of attack was to repeatedly call out Daley's honesty.
With several coastal and bushland Nationals seats up for grabs, Daley appealed to the “salt of the earth, beautiful people in rural and regional NSW”.
He promised a dairy and fresh food pricing advocate and said stadium spending in "Sydney's east" created “white hot” anger in the rest of the state.
Daley scoffed when Berejiklian said the state was the “most resilient” when it came to energy, and “home to the largest renewables projects”.
He retorted, saying at least he hailed from a party “that actually believed in climate change”.
The NSW state election will be held on March 23.