Victorian Premier John Brumby's promise to "clean up" the ALP is in tatters, after key proposals to reform party membership were rejected by the Premier's factional backers ahead of tomorrow's crucial State Conference.

In an email to supporters last night, the sponsor of the anti-branch stacking measures, Independents leader Eric Dearricott, said motions to abolish the yearly membership renewal deadline and stop branch executives paying for bulk memberships had been "discharged" by the right-dominated Rules Committee and are unlikely to be debated on State Conference floor.