Gladys Berejiklian and Daryl Maguire (Images: AAP)

Gladys Berejiklian has, she says, “tried to be as frank as possible” about her relationship with Daryl Maguire, while not being frank at all.  Although entitled to her privacy in theory, she’s placed herself in Bill Clinton territory -- clinging to semantics for political (and potentially legal) safety.

The problem is that everything hangs on whether she was not just in a “close personal relationship” with Maguire -- as she has been describing it -- but an “intimate personal relationship”.

Asked specifically about this, Berejiklian tiptoed. The question was whether she had breached the ministerial code by not declaring Maguire’s pecuniary interests herself when she was in an intimate personal relationship with him.