New South Wales

Aug 12, 2014

The last ‘Trog’ standing leaves NSW Parliament

MP Richard Amery, the last of the factional overlords in NSW state parliament, will retire in March next year.

Alex Mitchell — NSW politics correspondent

Alex Mitchell

NSW politics correspondent

The resignation of New South Wales Labor MP Richard Amery ends an era of factional overlords dominating state Parliament.

Amery, head of the sub-faction known as the “Troglodytes”, became the last man standing after the departure of Eddie Obeid, Joe Tripodi and Eric Roozendaal (“Terrigals”), Ian Macdonald (“hard Left”) and John Watkins (“soft Left”).

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