In the Canberra Times James Massola is having a good hard look at the war on many fronts consuming the Labor party in Canberra.
- What, exactly, is going on? Is federal intervention in the local party a cash grab, as some speculate, to finance the next federal election? Is intervention about ensuring fair representation for the Community and Public Sector Union in the local branch?
Is it the chance to succeed federal members Bob McMullan, Annette Ellis or even Kate Lundy?
Or is it a local problem, a battle between those who would see Andrew Barr succeed Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, versus those who would prefer Katy Gallagher.
In reality, it’s a bit of all four and the mess is going to take some time to sort out.
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Well worth a look at.