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Well, life comes at you pretty fast in the Victorian ALP. Also, another substance, once it hits the fan.

Last week Adem Somyurek was on track to control a big chunk of the federal Labor Party and most of Victoria. This week, he's out of the party, and the two lieutenants in his mini-faction -- Robin Scott (MLA for Preston) and Marlene Kairouz (MLA for Kororoit) -- are out of the ministry (and, I would imagine, under threat as preselections are spilled).

Fifty years after the federal party intervened in the Victorian branch to prevent the Socialist Left from opposing state funding for private and church schools, Socialist Left Victorian premier Dan Andrews has invited the federal party in to take over management from the state executive.