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Mayor to plead guilty to election breach

Marion mayor and former state MP Kris Hanna was represented by one of his highest-profile former colleagues when he fronted court this morning, indicating he would plead guilty to a charge of publishing inaccurate election material.

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QC push compared to Abbott's knighthoods

The Labor Party has denied it ever officially endorsed reviving the practice of naming the state’s best barristers Queen’s Counsels, comparing the proposal to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s politically disastrous move to reinstate Australian knighthoods in 2015.

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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.