Readers of the Sunday Age would have seen Peter Ellingson’s piece on the
Labor Unity factions agenda to reshape the ALP Victorian Branch party in
their image and how they will lop off heads at the next round of Victorian
and Federal Pre selections due to be held in October this year.

A lot of the Unity spin in this article has been to get some good press for
what they want to do, trying to put forward this agenda for renewal by not
protecting sitting members either Federally or State but promoting Union
hacks or faction leaders such as Bill Shorten, Martin Pakula and Richard
Marles, the three amigos who I analysed in my last piece. It is also in
response to Party elders such as John Button and Race Matthews who are
trying to stop the factional leaders from there branch stacking practices
and to open up the partys clogged arteries to be free of faction
heavyhandedness.

Leading Unity figures aka Fiona Richardson, Bill (I will be Prime Minister)
Shorten, Stephen Conroy and other faceless Unity
hacks have been ruthlessly backgrounding journalists on there agenda.
Unfortunately for them and hilairously for us, one of there ethnic warlords
former Hume City Mayor Mo (I’m no brainsurgeon) Abbouche in the same article
felt that he needed to hit back at those evil Maria Vamvakinou forces who he
claims leaked the dirt on him that he didn’t declare a $5,000 donation from a
developer.

There is more on the site here: http://www.crikey.com.au/politics/2005/03/01-0002.html

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