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NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell to resign over ‘massive memory fail’ at ICAC

New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell says he will resign owing to a massive memory fail when giving evidence to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) yesterday.

Mr O’Farrell made the announcement after a handwritten note was produced today in which he thanks an executive from a water company for the gift of a $3000 bottle of Grange wine.

The note was addressed to Australian Water Holdings (AWH) executive Nick Di Girolamo and tendered as evidence at ICAC this morning.

Mr O’Farrell, who was recalled to ICAC this afternoon, told the inquiry that he could not recall receiving the bottle, even after reading his handwritten note.

In evidence yesterday, Mr O’Farrell denied receiving the wine at all, telling the inquiry: I’m not a wine connoisseur — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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