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The quiet death of hard rubbish week

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

Ever wondered what happened to neighbourhood-wide hard rubbish collection? We did some sleuthing.

ALP branch-stacking allegations the tip of an iceberg

ALP branch-stacking allegations the tip of an iceberg

Revelations that high-profile western Melbourne numbers man Costas Socratous has decided to rat on his former bosses came as no surprise to anyone familiar with the recent internal wranglings of the Victorian ALP.

Pre-conference pandemonium in Brumby’s ALP

Pre-conference pandemonium in Brumby’s ALP

An angry showdown is looming over Victorian Premier John Brumby's promise to "clean up" the ALP, after key proposals to reform party membership were rejected by his factional allies.

Taxpayer-funded ALP flying squad does Brumby’s dirty work

Taxpayer-funded ALP flying squad does Brumby’s dirty work

Victorian ALP hard men continue to wage factional warfare, recruit members and compile dirt on the opposition, writes Andrew Crook.

Cut the fees, cut the crap and save the ALP

Cut the fees, cut the crap and save the ALP

When I first joined the ALP around 1980, it was a vibrant, energetic and broad-based Party, writes ALP Member for Brunswick Carlo Carli.

Hakki Suleyman snuggles up at ALP Head Office

Hakki Suleyman snuggles up at ALP Head Office

Yesterday’s damning eyewitness account of in-the-flesh flouting of Victorian ALP party rules was overseen by sacked Justin Madden staffer Hakki Suleyman, writes Andrew Crook.

Watching the ALP stacks come in: the membership rorts go on

Watching the ALP stacks come in: the membership rorts go on

Extensive and apparently systemic rorting of ALP membership rules in Victoria has continued despite the Brimbank scandal.

The Brimbank scourge that spans Victoria

The Brimbank scourge that spans Victoria

John Brumby's decision to sideline notorious numbers man George Seitz will have little impact in faction-ridden Victoria.

ALP councillors who are MP staffers: a Crikey list

ALP councillors who are MP staffers: a Crikey list

The parlous state of Labor-controlled councils in Victoria suggests John Brumby's mob is more than capable of imploding on its own.

Suleymans spin their way out of Brimbank

Suleymans spin their way out of Brimbank

A high-profile spindoctor has been hired by gangland lawyer George Defteros to shield the Suleyman clan from media coverage over Brimbank Council.