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NO CHALLENGE: Victorian federal Liberal preselections see all incumbents returned unopposed

Nominations for federal Liberal preselections in Victoria closed today without a single incumbent being challenged.

There had been possible speculation of a move – possibly from the shrewd Tory tactician Ian Hanke – against Kevin Andrews in Menzies but it didn’t happen that way.

Some of those interested in taking KA on, Liberal insiders say, are taking a good look at Aston and contemplating parachuting in on outer suburban Rowville. Whether locals like Sue McMillan will accept this remains to be seen.


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  1. KA always had the numbers. And Hanke is closer to him than most. The problem with the left is that they believe their own propaganda.

    Posted by Simon | June 30, 2009, 23:39
  2. Who am I?

    I came 3rd in a preselection against Marie Luckins.

    I set up a failed business called International Careers Pty Ltd in a tax haven.

    The peak of my political career was as an adviser for the Bronwyn for PM campaign.

    My only experience as a campaign manager before becoming State Director was campaign director and strategist for the losing Monash Province campaign in 2002.

    My closest political associate is Santo Santoro.

    I lost a state election.

    I deliberately sabotaged the Prahran campaign, removing central funding for factional reasons.

    I was part of the losing team for the last Federal election.

    I gave the IT contract for 104 to a company Dan Feldman’s was a director of, without going to tender. Dan Feldman subsequently had to leave his law firm.

    I leased part of 104 Exhibition Street – a direct legacy of Robert Menzies – to Tolarno Galleries, who displayed Bill Henson’s child porn in the Liberal Party’s own building.

    I corruptly breached the Electoral Act, using the threat of pulling the party polling contract to get two people fired.

    I asked staff to blog against the State Leader, then when it came out, I knifed them as publically as I could to try and rat out of it.

    When the blog affair came out, I denied even knowing about the blog – lying to Ted Baillieu, Tony Nutt, David Kemp, the media and the party. In actuality, I had been bragging about the blog I had tacitly authorised for months – including in December to Don Nardella MP, who has since put the facts on the record in parliament. http://www.theage.com.au/national/liberal-chief-under-pressure-over-blog-20080528-2j3u.html

    I undertook a secret deal with DPA Document Printing Australia Pty Ltd to re-employ Chandler for the Liberal Party, in a cruel hoax on the Party and the Jewish community.

    I left 104 Exhibition Street in a burning wreck, having lost both the State and Federal Campaign managers in a fortnight of the worst media coverage in the Party’s history.

    I tarnished the reputation of the Higgins 200 Club by associating it with donations from the aged care industry extracted by Santo Santoro.

    Both my first and second wives are better at politics than me.

    I have been unemployed for over a year.

    I tell people I am an “accountant/ corporate accountant” despite no longer holding proper professional registrations to do such work.

    I am not very popular amongst the branch members in Higgins.

    Posted by Who am I? | July 1, 2009, 20:16
  3. I know who you are “Who am I?” – you’re a complete effstick for posting bullsh*t comments.

    P!ss off.

    Posted by Oompa | July 1, 2009, 20:44
  4. Oooh, look another courageous troll re-posting the same repetitive drivel (even including the same typo) in the Comments.

    Maybe the ‘Who Am I?’ troll might consider spend a few minutes setting up their own weblog, rather than having a parasite relationship with this one.

    Posted by troll-watcher | July 1, 2009, 23:32
  5. Troll-watcher – have you ever thought of looking in the mirror?

    Posted by Anonski | July 2, 2009, 9:53
  6. Are you julian Sheezel?

    Posted by Arther conan doyle | July 2, 2009, 10:59
  7. Are you “Arther” or “Arthur”?

    Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009, 11:17
  8. Anunski, Do you think that Tid Baillieu will win the nuxt ulection?

    Posted by Murray from New Zealand | July 4, 2009, 1:10
  9. Will Ted win the next State election? I hope so. He can’t be any worse than Brumby.

    Posted by Anonski | July 4, 2009, 12:17
  10. Uxcellent. I plan to assust the Luberals wuth their ulection campaign.

    Posted by Murray from New Zealand | July 4, 2009, 12:51
  11. BSc MBA = imperialist filth.

    Posted by Anon | July 4, 2009, 15:51
  12. News flash. J-Rat Julian Sheezel has declared that he is “going to roll Kevin Andrews in three years.”

    Posted by Anon | July 11, 2009, 18:37
  13. J-Rat would be a candidate better suited to Tarneit.

    Posted by Anonski | July 11, 2009, 19:15
  14. I will be the nuxt Mumber for Munzies.

    Posted by JT | July 11, 2009, 20:05
  15. I’m so stupid.

    Posted by Dumb Kiwi | July 12, 2009, 0:07
  16. Seen lunching together in Chinatown last week? KA and Hanke! What is KA up to next?

    Posted by Simon | July 12, 2009, 22:59


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