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May 1, 2014

Faulkner’s retirement shows NSW Labor has learnt nothing

NSW Labor's indecent hurry to preselected senate candidates for the 2016 election shows how little its powerbrokers have learnt from ICAC and the WA debacle.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Labor Senator John Faulkner’s announcement that he won’t be standing for preselection at the end of his current Senate term — which isn’t up until mid-2017 — demonstrates how panicked NSW Labor is at the prospect of genuine reform, and how little this rotten branch has learnt both from the party’s defeats in 2011 and 2013 and the prolonged saga of its corrupt dregs being hauled before the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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2 thoughts on “Faulkner’s retirement shows NSW Labor has learnt nothing

  1. Jaybuoy

    Faulkner was ineffectual during the Rudd Gillard disaster. When the party required someone of his “stature” to stand up and offer some sanity he didn’t and it was very disappointing….

  2. Merve

    They keep saying the Greens a out of touch with reality.

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