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How not to stack a branch. Liberal Party infighting has been so fun to watch in the past few weeks we hope Sarah Ferguson is considering the Killing Season Season 2, but sometimes we wonder if the Liberals really are taking a leaf out of Labor's book. The Australian is reporting today that Jim Molan and Walter Villatora are accused of offering to help pay membership fees and attendance fees for the weekend's New South Wales Liberal conference for those who were sympathetic to the Warringah motion to change party preselection rules. It's also reported that a bus was organised to transport people to the conference. In the report, Molan says it isn't against party rules to "[pay] for others".