One of the nation’s biggest left-wing unions is being destabilised by the antics of new Victorian secretary Dr Jess Walsh PhD. She’s moving to purge the membership of long-term former unionist now federal Labor cabinet minister Martin Ferguson.
Evan Thornley is so pre-occupied with the prospect of being promoted that he missed a crucial vote in the Victorian Legislative Council.
Robert Doyle is looking good for Lord Mayor. And Neil Mitchell is cruising around, scalping candidates for kicks. Click on this story to watch a candidate chainsaw massacre.
It’s a very unusual event for a senior cabinet minister to be accused of a serious crime on the front page of a newspaper. Even more unusual when the following day, another journalist at the same newspaper seems to question their presumption of guilt. That’s exactly what The Age’s Paul Austin did today.