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ACT Labor members rebel against factional deals

ACT Labor members rebel against factional deals

Factional forces in the ACT Labor Party are in disarray after a Left-Right deal to split the safe Federal seats of Canberra and Fraser was defeated by party members who ignored the deal to preselect Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann, reports Bernard Keane.

Contest in ACT comes down to the ALP machine versus genuine locals

Contest in ACT comes down to the ALP machine versus genuine locals

Strong local connections and community involvement used to be essential for politicians. Now candidates with grassroots experience struggle against machine men, as the contest to succeed Bob McMullan shows.