Union leader Antony Thow is one of the CFMEU’s few friends in Victorian Labor. As the ALP’s #3 Senate candidate, he needs every vote he can get. But his mate Bill Oliver who runs the CFMEU has turned out to be a frenemy, using union members’ money to pay for propaganda for the Greens who aim to defeat Thow in the Senate election. To add insult to injury, VEXNEWS can reveal the CFMEU have used a design firm owned by Thow’s own union to produce the Greens party material.
It’s John Brumby’s birthday today.
The usually highly regarded federal director of the Liberal party Brian Loughnane has ousted his Malcolm Turnbull aligned deputy James McGrath in a brutal coup described as â€œbreathtakingâ€ by shocked and worried party insiders today.
Just when you thought One Nation might be dead with the proposed departure of founder Pauline Hanson to England, their Victorian division has splashed out thousands of dollars for an ad in the Herald Sun to encourage new members to …