10.36AM: NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has resigned in the wake of controversy over his appearance at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Mr O’Farrell revealed during a surprise press conference on Wednesday that a note thanking Liberal fundraiser Nick Di Girolamo for a $3000 bottle of wine, which he had claimed he never received, would be presented to the corruption watchdog.
The outgoing premier called it a “massive memory fail” but said he never wilfully misled the ICAC.
“I accept the consequences and in an orderly way a new Liberal leader will be elected,” Mr O’Farrell said.
More to come.