The Canberra Times informs us that there’s a whiff of revolution in the air amongst the membership of the Labor Party.
The factional chiefs insisted on a preselection ”show-and-tell”, requiring members to cast their votes two at a time and reveal their ballot papers to each other.
But this week has seen an open defiance inside the party, with high-profile members encouraging the rank-and-file to ignore the directive.
It’s slightly terrifying when a democratic party institutionalises such anti-democratic practices.
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Apparently the annointed ones are Mary Wood in Canberra, and Nick Martin in Fraser. If the revolt succeeds they’ll be the disappointed ones.
We find out on Saturday.