ALP Leadership settled

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:31 pm
Well, the much anticipated ALP leadership has been settled.

I am just unsure how they arrived at the final result.

ALP Caucus
Total number of votes = 86
Shorten - 55 (63.95%)
Albo - 31 (36.05%)

ALP Membership
Total number of votes = 30,426
Shorten = 12,196 (40.08%)
Albo = 18,230 (59.92%)

He won 55 of the 86 votes in caucus – amounting to the support of 63.95 per cent of his colleagues. Combined with the support of 40.08 per cent of the party membership, Mr Shorten prevailed with an overall vote of 52.02 per cent.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... z2hZpMzMP6


It is quite clear that the rank and file members want Albo as the leader but the party machine have given more weight to the Caucus members.

I do not have an issue with the members voting for their leader but I do have an issue with the Caucus vote being weighted more so that whomever the caucus votes for will be the leader.

If they are serious about including the rank and file members then the rank and file vote should be the one that counts.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:16 am
So we still have the party machine (CAUCUS) going against the will of the people (MEMBERSHIP).

What has changed?

I can't see this new selection/election of leader procedure lasting too long.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:59 pm
Critic wrote:So we still have the party machine (CAUCUS) going against the will of the people (MEMBERSHIP).

Liberal party members have no say whatsoever in regard to who is to be their party leader unless they happen to be members of parliament. The last leadership election was decided in 2009 when 42 individuals voted for Abbott and 41 for Turnbull.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:11 pm
Hopefully we would have moved on from the "Cult of Kevin" with the turning over of the page

My sledge at Kevin when the ALP went down was 'enjoy being a house husband'. Others say: "we're more than happy to see Kevin Rudd in the line at Centrelink"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:45 am
That slimey little muppet KRudd has finally resigned. Why couldn't he do it before the election, or after his party clearly didn't beg him to run for leader again? Grandstanding little toad - needed a time and place where it could be all about him, and give him another chance to blubber on camera.
Good riddance. :<
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:07 am
He was Australia's most popular prime minister ever though

The "sheep" loved him. him and his speeches, his publicity stunts

Like Los Del Rio and Los Del Mar (the performers of the Macarena) Lets hope we hear no more from him

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