The Canberra Times has a story on the near-run thing that was yesterdays ACT ALP Conference. The Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, managed to defeat efforts to delay school closures by a margin of just four votes, 96-100.
John Hargreaves was not impressed with the “temerity” of those who opposed his view, particularly Karin Macdonald:
To find that one of our elected representatives has the temerity to stand up here and criticise the minister in such a personal attack is something that I have never experienced in all my time with the Labor Party in the ACT
In a worrying sign for Karin Macdonald, her right-unity faction voted against her stand.
Apparently five Labor MLA’s voted to stay the school closure program. I’ve got Katy Gallagher, Simon Corbell, Wayne Berry, and Karin Macdonald. I’d love to know who number five was.