The Canberra Times has the interesting news that Chief Minister Gallagher is seeking to shield herself from her party room in the spirit of the Red Handed Rudd:
Katy Gallagher wants ACT Labor Party members to have a say in who leads the party in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Ms Gallagher is proposing changes to how the local party elects its leader and is suggesting an identical reform to the one put forward at a national level by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The Chief Minister is recommending the ACT Labor caucus and rank-and-file members jointly elect the parliamentary leader, with a 50 per cent weighting given to each.
One wonders what brought this on.