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Aug 30, 2011

Outgoing Labor MP Gibbons to rivals: adhere to a ‘proper f-cking process’

Outgoing Labor MP Steve Gibbons has delivered an impressive sledge against internal ALP rivals.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Outgoing Labor MP Steve Gibbons has delivered an impressive sledge against internal ALP rivals considering imposing their own candidate on his federal seat of Bendigo, imploring powerbrokers to adhere to a “proper f-cking process”.

Gibbons, who was elected in 1998 and is the longest serving member in Bendigo’s history, was responding to erroneous media reports suggesting “Taliban”-aligned senator David Feeney was angling to be his successor in the seat, which he holds by an impressive 10%.

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4 thoughts on “Outgoing Labor MP Gibbons to rivals: adhere to a ‘proper f-cking process’

  1. zut alors

    It must be frustrating to Gibbons and others of the true traditional Labor ilk to see their party transmogrify into a bunch of clones who lack the power to speak from the heart. The ALP should not fear the Coalition – the ALP is its own biggest threat.

  2. [email protected]

    David Feeney is exactly the sort of ALP apparatchik the party should be running a mile from in the other direction to the one he’s going in. The solution is as simple as the fact that the majority of ALP candidates who pulled ahead at last year’s election were true communitarian types. The Liberals realised ages ago that in the marginal seats you can’t put up your faithful camp followers and former staff members to serving MPs, you have to find a local hero with values which reflect the party. They are the sort that swing people in the marginals around(and anything on 10% or less atm is marginal for the ALP).

  3. airefuego

    If Labor put a do-nothing self-interested powerbroker like Feeney into this seat, I will give up on them.

    You can’t help those who won’t help themselves.

  4. lance boyle

    Any chance that Bob Cameron, ex Vic. Police Minister, might be interested in returning to politics, this time at a Fed level? He is a local Bendigo boy.

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