Newport branch meeting on branch stacking
Our friends at the Newport Branch of the ALP would like to invite you to a meeting on
Branch Stacking: An Attack on Labor Values (and why the current enquiry won't do the job)
Where: Upstairs, Santorini Restaurant 1 Parker Street Williamstown (corner Cole Street)
When: Thursday 3 December Time: 6:30 sharp to 7:30 sharp (venue open from 6)
Speakers: Eric Dearricott and Race Mathews
Eric has been, for a number of years, the only member of the Victorian Admin Committee who is not aligned to a major faction. He has been a relentless campaigner against branch stacking and is the principal initiator of the current enquiry. As a long-time member of the Membership Administration Committee Eric has had access to membership records. This access was summarily withdrawn recently by the Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the ALP.
Race is something of a Labor icon, having had a long parliamentary career at both federal and state level, as a member and a minister. He is the author of a number of Labor related books. Before entering parliament, Race was the Chief of Staff of Gough Whitlam. Race has been particularly vocal in the press and in Labor media on the issue of the current, manifestly flawed, enquiry into branch stacking within Victoria Come to listen to two authorities on branch stacking and champions of reform. It is rife in Gellibrand. What should we do about it? Have your say.
Note: The meeting will be only one hour so that people can get to other commitments.
Members are welcome to stay on for food and/or drinks at Santorini’s.