Dec 20, 2012

Labor Unity rejoice as Asmar tops HSU poll

Diana Asmar looks set to take out the bitterly-fought battle for secretary of the Victorian Health Services Unions No. 1 branch.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Diana Asmar has won the Victorian Health Services Union No. 1 branch election, delivering a potential 13 extra Labor state conference delegates to Bill Shorten and Stephen Conroy’s Labor Unity faction.

On preliminary voting figures in the hard fought poll relayed by internal scrutineers, Asmar, who is running for secretary, was on 2019 votes with chief rival — and David Feeney proxy — Marco Bolano on 1848 votes and regional-based candidate Ricky Lovell on 524 with about 81% counted.

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One thought on “Labor Unity rejoice as Asmar tops HSU poll

  1. puddleduck

    Riiiiight. So this would be why the investigation that the Ombudsman may or may not be doing into Darebin City Council, of a period in which Diana Asmar was Mayor, hasn’t been released yet. Got to let Diana find another sinecure before the whistle is blown publicly on why she voted in favour of an 8 storey development in an area where the Council’s own plan said maximum five storeys. According to the Mayor: “Oh, I thought it was a 5 storey building”.

    God help the poor members of the HSU. Asmar certainly won’t.

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