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Jay Weatherill (centre) and John Rau (right) are retiring from parliament. Jo Chapley (left) is one name mooted to replace Rau in Enfield. Photo: Ben Macmahon / AAP
Politics

Factional machinations open Labor wounds as Rau bows out

The retirement of Labor’s former leadership duo and one-time rivals for the Premiership, Jay Weatherill and John Rau, has stoked factional tensions within the ALP, with Right faction insiders bitter that the Left is only paying ‘lip-service’ to a push to bring more women into parliament.

Politics

Labor leader would "prefer" Jay to stay

Labor leader Peter Malinauskas appears to have softened his rhetoric about the political future of his party’s former leadership duo, Jay Weatherill and John Rau, amid internal speculation about whether they will see out their four-year terms.