Things are certainly heating up ahead of the Victorian election. Stoking the fire last week was Steven Brown, Young Labor Left secretary and electorate officer for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Gavin Jennings, who “has been caught sending taxpayer-funded hate emails”, reports the Herald Sun today (not online).  Crikey has that email in full:

From: [email protected]

Sent: Friday, 17 November 2006 11:19 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: LIBERALS & GREENS PREFERENCE DEAL

Hi Comrades,

It looks like those scum the Greens have decided to preference the Libs in the outer east in exchange for preferences in the inner city.

This is a comprehensive betrayal by those filthy self- righteous pricks, and it’s important as many people as possible know it. Labor is now seriously in trouble in a dozen marginals, and everyone needs to work really hard over the next 8 days to help the campaign.

Let me know if you’re available for anything; or you contact our marginal seat organisers:

Doncaster – Elyse Brown

Eltham – Sarah Wickham

Ferntree Gully – Karl Tracksdorf

Melbourne – Dean Rizetti

Richmond – Paul Erickson

Solidarity,

Steve Brown
Young Labor Left Secretary

PS – today is International Round-House Kick a Green Day. Go for it.