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DeDomenico Falls

By PrinceAlbert - 11 April 2009 8

Weeks after ‘claiming the scalp’ of ACT Labor Senator Lundy’s staffer Vic Adams; Lib Senator Gary Humphries has also been forced to make changes to his own staff line up.

His chief of staff, Louise de Domenico, has jumped ship perhaps before being pushed. Louise is the partner of Justin de Domenico who with Wal Barnier, were recently booted off the Canberra Liberals managment committee after only serving one year.

Louise de Domenico’s position apparently became even more untenable with her open support of Belinda Barnier at the last ACT elections.

The group’s position in Canberra has become decisively weakened with Louise’s demise.

Humphries, a member of the group, has been under increasing fire because of the group’s stranglehold over his office

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8 Responses to
DeDomenico Falls
bd84 9:12 pm 13 Apr 09

weeziepops said :

While feeling strong empathy with bd84’s reaction, the original post did make me wonder whatever became of Ms Barnier post-election. Last I saw of her, she was trying to bolster her credibility by becoming a member of the Board of a local charity (which, I might add, she ceased once her election efforts were over). I wondered for a good few minutes before returning to post #3.

lol
All the failed candidates find something to do in the 3-4 intervening years. It’s normally charity work or residing on the board of some sort of company. Makes it easy for them to withdraw from those duties when it comes time to put their hand up again.

emd 3:18 pm 13 Apr 09

Ms Barnier works for the Red Cross, I believe.

weeziepops 10:01 am 13 Apr 09

While feeling strong empathy with bd84’s reaction, the original post did make me wonder whatever became of Ms Barnier post-election. Last I saw of her, she was trying to bolster her credibility by becoming a member of the Board of a local charity (which, I might add, she ceased once her election efforts were over). I wondered for a good few minutes before returning to post #3.

disenfranchised 8:41 am 13 Apr 09

With respect,a Chief of Staff role actually means something in the office of a Minister or a Cabinet Minister or perhaps the Opposition leader. It is a significant role. Louise is nice enough, but in a junior role by any standard. Her husband (Justin) is well known but will not succeed in politics until he holds down a senior position of some kind for an extended period. The truth is Humphries is a nothing figure in the ACT Liberal Party. You have to ask why Howard, Nelson and Turnbull all overlooked Gary. I think we all know….

jakez 11:36 pm 12 Apr 09

Lol, well this would have to be the stupidest shot fired in the war.

It’s not like it’s even a war anymore anyway. The white flag went up a long time ago fellas.

If you have won, you don’t need to make crap up and publicise it anymore. Particularly crap this dumb. It’s just so uncouth.

I will say though, it’s not like the targets are pillars of virtue on matters like this either. Live by the jerk, die by the jerk.

I really need to move to NSW or Victoria.

bd84 8:23 pm 11 Apr 09

*yawn* who cares?

retraman1 7:25 pm 11 Apr 09

Josh Manuatu is his media man and logical choice. Josh came in from NSW where he was a strong member of the right.

emd 4:43 pm 11 Apr 09

Anyone know who’s replacing Louise at Gary’s office?

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