24 August 2020 The Guardian
Katherine Murphy writes that Liberal party powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan resigns after being accused of organising staff to recruit members.
“Albanese said when branch-stacking allegations against Labor figures, including the Victorian government minister Adem Somyurek, were aired by the Nine network earlier this year, “a minister was gone by the morning [and] a minister was expelled from the Labor party the very next day”.
“By Tuesday the branch had been intervened in, Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin appointed to administer the branch, and [there was] widespread action from myself and Daniel Andrews,” he said.
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