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Labor seeks parachute for powerbroker as seat abolished

UPDATED | Labor powerbroker Mark Butler appears set to parachute into his left-faction colleague Steve Georganas’s federal seat of Hindmarsh after the Australian Electoral Commission today confirmed plans to abolish his safe seat of Port Adelaide, in a move that will spark an intense game of musical chairs within the ALP.

Politics

SA Labor heavyweight: "We're not representative"

UPDATED | Outgoing ALP president Mark Butler has launched an extraordinary attack on his party’s internal structures, saying its membership is not representative of the broader community and that Labor’s processes are subject to “backroom buffoonery”.