Feb 12, 2013

WA Labor Senate stoush a Mark Bishop trojan horse

It might be in the midst of a state election campaign, but WA Labor is already sizing up its Senate candidates for the September federal poll. Outside infuencers have been accused of making trouble.

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

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Labor’s Western Australian Senate preselections are threatening to turn nuclear, with jockeying for positions commencing in earnest, even though nominations won’t be called until March 15.

A senior WA Labor source has suggested that dominant shop assistants tsar Joe Bullock would be elevated to the number 1 spot on the party’s Senate ticket, while others are accusing outsiders of leaking to the media as part of a deliberate destabilisation campaign.

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