The ABC brings word that the CPSU is now part of the ACT branch of the Labor party.
It might well help protect jobs over the next few budgetary cycles, and lets face it, a future Liberal Government will hate anything with “union” in its name just as much as anything with “ALP” around it.
Of more interest is the effect of all these new members in the local Labor party on pre-selections for the next electoral cycle.
There’s talk that measures have been taken to prevent major ructions occurring. But in what sort of democratic process can you take on thousands of new members and be positive nothing will change?