Yesterday Simon Corbell announced his intention to make sure that retiring MLA’s can be replaced by the party’s anointed rather than anyone the public might have voted for.
At the time of writing this is very unpopular with our poll respondents.
This morning the Liberals’ Zed Seselja is asking if this is paving the way for the retirements of Jon Stanhope and John Hargreaves.
“The main agenda item we saw from the Labor Government today was a Bill to make sure the Labor machine chooses who replaces retiring Members, not the people of the ACT,” said Zed.
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“Labor today tabled a Bill that could potentially see a Labor hand-picked replacement for when either Jon Stanhope or John Hargreaves decide to retire mid-term.
“Clearly unimpressed with the candidates on offer, the Labor party want the ability to choose someone that hasn’t been put before the electorate to potentially step up and be a Government Minister.
On The Beast this morning Mr Stanhope has announced that he thinks he can go on for ever.