Premier quizzed at National Press Club

Premier Gladys Berejiklian was guest speaker at the first luncheon meeting of the National Press Club in Sydney in 75 years last Wednesday.

The Premier read a prepared speech of nearly 45 minutes before a period of questions from the media.

They included in turn Channel 10, ABC TV, Radio 2CC Canberra, Tokyo Radio, AAP and finally The Weekly Times.

TWT Editor John F Booth AM asked the Premier why she had changed her mind from having electric buses in Sydney before she was elected to government to having 200 years old technology of metal on metal trams digging up Sydney and ruining the careers and hundreds of small businesses from the city to Randwick.

And was she aware that the tram lobby is renowned as the richest in the world and they have been sued by the FBI for over $1.5 billion for corrupt practices and who was the bureaucrat who changed her mind and has she checked his or her Swiss bank account.

The Premier said she believed that the trams would be a great asset to the city of Sydney in the long run and she was still very happy with her decision.