Christian Kerr writes:




Kojak to join Victorian Liberals? Crikey
understands Former One Nation member and advisor to Pauline Hanson John
Pasquarelli – fresh from an appearance in the op-ed pages of The Australian – is applying for membership of the Victorian Division of the Liberal Party. Admin
Committee will meet on Friday morning to discuss his application. Their
recommendation will be sent to Policy Assembly, who will meet that night to
discuss and vote on the application. What inspired Kojak
to try and sign up is unknown. Pasquarelli was a member of the Victorian Libs
in the 1970s before veering off to the right. Pasquarelli
has claimed to be the author of Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech. Do Ted Baillieu’s new look Liberals stand for that sort of thing?

Preselection potboilers.
Is NSW Labor Party
general secretary Mark Arbib more interested in Blaxland,
not Barton?
Or whatever’s out that way after the redistribution. There’s a lot of activity
in the branches. And talking of redistributions, has some of the buzz around
Peter Slipper’s future in Fisher
got to do with speculation that Mal Brough may be leaving Longmanif the Queensland redistributions pushes it up Caloundra way?

Offshore donations. Who are the foreign
donors to our political parties? Democrat Senator Andrew Murray has a list up
on his website .

Figures of
speech.
This scandalous speech from the NSW Parliament last week
isn’t referring to a former federal Labor minister, is it?

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