The ABC brings word of former Liberal heavy Gary Kent’s judicial battle to take things back to ye oldie days when people paid attention to him.
A former Canberra Liberals president is taking action against the party in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Gary Kent led a push earlier this year to overturn the party’s federal preselection in which former ACT opposition leader Zed Seselja beat sitting Senator Gary Humphries for the top spot on the Liberals’ Senate ticket.
Some party members were angry about how the preselection was handled and claimed they were unfairly denied the right to vote.
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But a motion to overturn the result at a party meeting in March failed.
Mr Kent has been seeking documents about the controversial process and the Canberra Liberals’ financial situation.
I particularly liked this line of nonsense:
“The right to access party documents is provided for in an act of the Assembly parliament,” he said.
Rather than citing a non-existent beast (we have a Legislative Assembly, not an Assembly Parliament) naming the Act would have been far more convincing IMHO.
There may or may not have been skullduggery, but the simple cold hard truth is, just like in Gary’s expensively advertised tilts for the Assembly, he doesn’t have the numbers.
My advise would be that If he wants to remake and reform the Liberal party he should, rather than lawyering up and quoting rules of order in ACAT, find like minded individuals to join the party until such point as he can carry resolutions at meetings and win officeholder elections.