Unlikely duo spotted at Sydney cafe

Ex NSW premier Dominic Perrottet and former prime minister Scott Morrison were spotted just metres away from NSW parliament,Picture: NewsWire / Damian Shaw

Former NSW premier Dominic Perrottet and former prime minister Scott Morrison were seen having coffee just minutes away from NSW parliament, with a Liberal insider stating Mr Perrottet was days away from resigning.

The former Liberal leaders were spotted deep in conversation on Thursday morning at the Little Jardin Café connected to the Sydney Eye Hospital.

Former prime minister Scott Morrison was spotted with the ex NSW premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday morning. Picture: NewsWire/ Damian Shaw
Mr Morrison said the meeting was just a catch up. Picture: NewsWire / Damian Shaw

The sighting comes amid speculation of Mr Perrottet’s exit from politics, with one senior Liberal source claiming the Epping MP had secured a job in the private sector and was days away from announcing his exit from Macquarie St.

“Dom will probably resign next week. The job is confirmed,” they said.

However when asked, Mr Perrottet declined to confirm, deny or comment on the claim.

Mr Morrison also kept a tight lip on the coffee, stating: “Dom and I are friends, we just caught up. We catch up from time to time”.

Speculation on Mr Perrottet’s career has intensified following the resignation of his ex-deputy and former NSW treasurer Matt Kean.

Mr Kean ended his 13-year-run as the MP for Hornsby stating he wanted to explore private sector opportunities in the renewable energy and climate space.

Days later he appeared next to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese who announced him as the new chair of the Climate Change Authority.

Matt Kean Valedictory Speech
Former treasurer Matt Kean announced his resignation as the MP for Hornsby last month. Picture: NewsWire/Tim Hunter.

The exit of Mr Kean, and potentially Mr Perrottet, would trigger by-elections in the safe Liberal seats.

Mr Perrottet was first elected into the state parliament as the member of Castle Hill 2011, before he represented the Liberal Party as the MP for Hawkesbury, and then Epping in 2019.

Prior to succeeding Gladys Berejiklian as NSW Premier, he was the state’s treasurer and has also overseen the portfolios for finance and industrial relations.