Oct 16, 2012

Dobell locals mull Labor successor as Craig Thomson heads to court

As Craig Thomson faces a civil claim by Fair Work Australia, Labor will wait to finger a replacement candidate for his NSW electorate. But whoever wins ALP pre-selection will face a tough contest against the Liberals at the federal election.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

As Craig Thomson prepares to fight civil action brought by Fair Work Australia, local ALP members in his NSW Central Coast seat of Dobell will have to wait until 2013 to discover who will fight the Liberals at the next federal election.

NSW ALP General Secretary and right-wing powerbroker Sam Dastyari told Crikey that a pre-selection vote would now be held in “February or March” for the seat, despite media reports earlier in the year it would happen this year.

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3 thoughts on “Dobell locals mull Labor successor as Craig Thomson heads to court

  1. Edward James

    I continue to expose political allsorts naming them in local newspapers. Because they insist on ignoring my often published allegations that Gosford City Council, an elected corporate entity. Misled the NSW State Coroner during his inquiry into the deaths of five people at Piles Creek Somersby. When they allowed him to understand the council had no knowledge or experience in the use of concrete to protect the structural integrity of corrugated steel culvert pipes. Edward James 0243419140

  2. Norman Hanscombe

    It’s interesting to hear Craig’s lawyer threatening to sue anyone who says Craig slept with prostitutes. I’ve never heard anyone say this so why threaten over such a trivial issue when there are FAR more important matters at stake?

    Craig should help his cause by making available details of what Labor/Union functions wer being held in the locations at the times someone abused his credit cards, as this would help narrow down who might have taken advantage of his trusting nature.

    Or perhaps his legal eagle has already done this? The sooner it all comes out into the open, the sooner Craig can get on with his life.

  3. Edward James

    While the legal process surrounding the alleged misuse of HSU funds by people voted into positions of trust, is dragged kicking and screaming into the law courts. In tandem with the Slipper Ashby affair. There is no good reason for the the peoples court of public opinion in another place to stop discussing the poor work product even inaction of all those perceived to be responsible for permitting such bad politics to bring the democratic processes of our parliaments and local councils into disrepute. Edward James

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