Feb 4, 2013

Twilight: Labor MP highlights party’s own vampire saga

The ALP’s Victorian Left faction has targeted the party's sclerotic party structures and excessive influence of powerbrokers, likening the situation to teen vampire hit Twilight.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The ALP’s Victorian Left faction has demanded Labor immediately reform itself, while criticising Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s “captain’s pick” of Nova Peris as a slap in the face for party democracy.

In a prequel to expected fireworks at the state party’s April conference, Martin Foley, Albert Park MP and convenor of the dominant State Parliamentary Left Group, takes aim at sclerotic party structures and unaccountable powerbrokers that he likens to vampires from the hit movie saga Twilight.

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3 thoughts on “Twilight: Labor MP highlights party’s own vampire saga

  1. puddleduck

    Meanwhile, at national level, there’s talk that Steve Bracks may run in Gellibrand when Roxon goes. The callers and texters on Faine this morning were mixed – some reminding us of Myki (who could forget), the desal plant, and some other Bracks triumphs. Whatever you think of Steve, bringing him back isn’t renewal.

  2. CML

    @ puddleduck – I heard on radio this morning that a “spokesperson” for Steve Bracks said that he had no plans to re-enter politics at any level.
    Thank goodness for that! What is needed is some young, fresh, progressive individuals who have both sides of their brain intact, and don’t plan to use the Labor party as their own exclusive “get-rich-quick” plan.
    Surely there are some out there who actually want to serve the people in their electorates? What your article tells us, Andrew, is that reform of the Labor party should be an urgent undertaking by those currently in it. Otherwise, this once mighty party will just wither and die. No one in their right mind is going to join a political party who denies its’ membership an equal say.

  3. Patriot

    What an utterly contemptible rabble. Who hates who in the ALP zoo?

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