Gladys Berejiklian's future as NSW Premier still hangs in the balance as disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire prepares to give evidence at the inquiry which revealed their "close personal relationship" earlier this week.
But for the Illawarra's Labor politicians, the explosive Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings have made it clear - Ms Berejiklian must resign from her position.
Ryan Park, Paul Scully and Anna Watson have all joined state Labor leader Jodi McKay's in saying Ms Berejiklian "cannot possibly stay as leader of this state".
While the Premier and her party have been at pains to stress that she "stuffed up" personally but not professionally, all three Illawarra MPs said their issue was not about Ms Berejilikan's private life.
Keira MP Mr Park said the hearings revealed Ms Berejiklian was aware of Mr Maguire's business dealings, and said she should have taken steps to report them.
"The problem is not the relationship and that she had a bad relationship choice, that can happen to anyone," he said. "I think it's completely normal for the Premier to have a private life and that's not the issue here. The issue is turning a blind eye to behaviour that was clearly wrong."
He highlighted the phone intercepts and text messages which showed Ms Berejiklian had told Mr Maguire "I don't need to know about that" and asked about what percentage commission he was getting when he spoke about his business deals.
"Most of us have probably made mistakes in our personal life, but as a member of parliament when you become aware of information that you even think does not sound right, it's your obligation to refer it to the authority we have in NSW - the ICAC - to look at it," Mr Park said.
Likewise, Mr Scully said Mr Berejiklian should not have congratulated Mr Maguire - saying "Congrats!!! Great news!! Woohoo!!" - when he told her about making commission on property sales.
"This is about a Premier who appears to have turned a blind eye to corruption, which she has known about for years," he said.
"MPs brokering property deals and getting commission on them is something that the Premier shouldn't have congratulated Mr Maguire on, she was obliged to report that to ICAC."
"He was someone who was regularly talking about their financial problems and their debts, and how they were securing and involving themselves in property deals - that's not the sort of thing that members of parliament should be involving themselves in."
Shellharbour's Ms Watson echoed her colleagues calls, saying she thought the Premier had been "less than forthcoming" and had more questions to answer.
Unsurprisingly, the region's government MPs have stood behind Ms Berejiklian, and have rejected Labor's calls as "attacking a Premier for matters involving her personal life".
Kiama MP Gareth Ward said Ms Berejiklian had been tireless in her efforts during the COVID crisis, as well as during floods and bushfires, and dismissed any suggestion the intercepted phone calls between Ms Berejiklian and Mr Maguire indicated wrongdoing or turning a blind eye to his activities.
"If that was a question then it would be a question before the ICAC and at no point has the corruption commission indicated that is a question they are pursuing after both a private deposition and now a public hearing involving the Premier," he said.
"I think it's extraordinary that Labor would be attacking a premier for matters involving her personal life."
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said received a deluge of support for Gladys Berejiklian after the Premier's appearance before the Independent Commission Against Corruption on Monday.
"They're people from my electorate I don't even know, not traditional Liberal Party supporters but people who just said, 'We need Gladys, we need her to continue to lead this state.'"
Mrs Hancock said there was no reason for Ms Berejiklian to resign.
"I hope and pray that she's not even contemplating it."
She said the Premier had done nothing wrong in her dealings with Mr Maguire, whose activities are the focus of the ICAC inquiry.
"I'm not interested in what was going on in her relationship with him because that's her private and personal business. She didn't do anything to give favours towards Daryl Maguire."