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THE DON: Mark Butler might be factionally shy and retiring but Don Farrell remains large and in charge

The Adelaide Advertiser reports a changing of the guard in Labor’s South Australian Left faction as Mark Butler hands off to his apprentice David Gray.

They kind of half suggest that SA patriot Senator Don Farrell, the leader of the Right faction, might similarly be stepping back from his powerbroking activities. That’s not what we hear. Farrell remains as a dominant player in South Aussie politics, highly regarded by all and continuing to play a major role in keeping the party sorted, our sources suggest.


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  1. Don’s day is done?
    Bernie the Big Mac?

    I don’t think so!

    Butler was always a conservative.
    It’s just a shame the new crop won’t be anything like the masters. . .

    Just have a look at who’s coming up. . .. ouch…

    Posted by southern lefty | March 5, 2009, 10:21