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Doubt on vote that made Shorten leader

  1. jitttlatw07

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    Doubt on vote that made Shorten leader

    This stinks:
    The integrity of the vote that installed Bill Shorten as federal Labor leader is under scrutiny after an ALP tribunal found the mailing addresses for dozens of ballot papers were altered at the request of a staff member of senator Sam Dastyari.
    The mailing addresses of at least 20 ALP members were changed to the home address or post office box of disgraced Auburn councillor Hicham Zraika, who has been suspended from the Labor party for six months after branch stacking charges were brought against him.
    A tribunal decision obtained by Fairfax Media says changes to the addresses of 50 members were authorised by NSW Labor Right assistant secretary Kaila Murnain at the request of Michael Buckland - a former Young Labor president who at the time worked for Senator Dastyari…
    The October 2013 national ballot to elect the federal Labor leader pitted Mr Shorten, who is aligned with the party’s Right faction, with Anthony Albanese, of the Left… Mr Shorten lost the rank and file vote but won the caucus vote to defeat Mr Albanese by 52 per cent to 48 per cent… Senator Dastyari declined to comment.
    Tony Abbott is criticised for unilaterally making Prince Philip a knight. Has someone unilaterally made Shorten an Opposition Leader? I know which is more serious.


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