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Jul 4, 2012

David Feeney zeroes in on PM’s prized Victorian seat

Labor Party warlords have begun to outline a succession plan in Julia Gillard's seat of Lalor, with David Feeney leading all-comers to stake a claim at a byelection following a devastating federal election loss.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Labor Party warlords have begun to outline a succession plan in Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s seat of Lalor, with Senator David Feeney leading all-comers to stake a claim to the seat at a byelection following a devastating federal election loss.

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  1. GeeWizz

    Just heard on the news that Labor are now doing boatpeople pickups in Indonesian waters.

    Illegals don’t even have to make it to Australian waters anymore, and Labor scratches their heads wondering why the people smugglers are sending so many boats.

    My God, just how useless and incompetent can this government get? Election now please

  2. Filth Dimension

    and the troll of the year award goes to…….^

  3. GeeWizz

    Sorry it’d not trolling, it’s the truth.. and it hurts.

    Check todays news, we have our Navy vessels up in Indonesia.

    BTW, where is the Indonesian navy??? What are they doing, shouldn’t they be doing the rescues?

    The Coalitions policy is to Tow Back the Boats.

    Looks like Labors policy now is to Tow IN the Boats. What a disgrace

  4. Gavin Moodie

    Why does Crook believe that that the next federal election is ‘due in August 2013’?

    On 18 April 2012 Poll Bludger wrote in Crikey that ‘The window for a normal election is thus between August 3 — the earliest conceivable date for a half-Senate election — and November 30, the last possible date for a House of Representatives election’.

    On 20 July 2011 MacKerras wrote for Crikey ‘The next general election will be in October 2013’, and I think it was Emerson earlier this week who expected the election in about 15 months, which would also put it in October 2013.

  5. Deipnosoph

    Does Crikey have any policy on whether a comment should have any relevance to the actual article?

    And Troll Geewizz – they’re not illegals.

  6. my say

    How would gee wiz know this
    Crickey should be moderating posts ,,,

  7. my say

    Geewiz should be moderated

  8. Filth Dimension

    Geewankers job here is done. Crikey should delete his posts and all the others relating to it, mine included and start again.

  9. eric

    I live in the seat of Lalor and wouldnt vote for Feeney in a fit!

    I hope even if Labor are defeated that Julia stays on as our local member.

  10. john2066

    Nauseating. It’s just so insulting how these lazy labor insiders, most of whom have never done a day’s work in their lives, just divide up the seats between them. Hopefully there are a lot more people like Eric above – I agree, I would never vote for Feeney in a fit either, nor should anyone else!

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