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Birmingham declares war on "pathetic factional cronies" as stoush over Liberal gathering explodes

EXCLUSIVE | South Australia’s most senior federal Liberal has dropped a bomb on his party’s “factional cronies”, accusing them of “pathetically and shamefully” exploiting the Coronavirus pandemic to “undermine democracy within our party” – while defending a controversial meeting of hundreds of Liberal members that has suddenly become the epicentre of the SA party’s internal war.

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Politics

Liberal factional 'split' looms after "epic defeat"

The state Liberals’ conservative faction could be set to formally splinter amid rancour from the weekend’s “epic defeat” for the party’s hard Right, which saw moderate-backed MLC Andrew McLachlan snatch an emphatic win in the race for Cory Bernardi’s vacated senate seat.