NSW's unsavoury intersection of gifts and politics

Lobbying and the influence of big money are becoming concerning in politics even when actual corruption is not involved. But why did Barry O'Farrell dig himself into such a hole?

Barry O'Farrell had no option but to resign his premiership, given his emphatic denials of receiving a $3000 bottle of Grange from the chief of the company lobbying intensively for a water contract. Once his warm thank you letter surfaced, he was done for.

But how come he dug himself into this hole?

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