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Politics

Labor Left on the march as Wong slams ballot process

SA Labor’s Left faction is celebrating a “moral victory” in a strongly-fought internal ballot, but Senate heavyweight Penny Wong has slammed the “perverse” interpretation of a new rule designed to help democratise the party, saying members will be “rightly disappointed” in the process.

Politics

Labor’s democratic experiment blows up

The state ALP’s new rank and file preselection ballot process has exploded in controversy, with the process under a legal cloud after party officials determined to downplay the influence of ordinary party members – and leader Peter Malinauskas conceding he is powerless to intervene.