8 Oct. 2020 The Age This Age article claimed that crashing membership numbers in Moderates faction branches controlled by Mr Somyurek: Springvale branch went from 95 to 5, Casey Central branch from 111 to 41 and Endeavour Hills branch from 112 to 56. The Turkish-dominated Coolaroo branch lost … [Read more...] about Somyurek goes ‘dark’ as membership of his Labor branches crashes – by Paul Sakkal & Nick McKenzie
ALP reform news & events
“The individual party membership is appalling. Our membership in relation to our vote is less than one per cent!...One reason is that the party does little to encourage people to join. Too many branches meet in shabby, ill-lit and depressing surroundings. Too much time is wasted on routine matters. … [Read more...] about The 8 or 9 previous ALP reform reports 1964 – 2014
Check the diagram timeline of significant dates in the federal intervention into the Victorian branch of the ALP following the June 2020 media expose of serious branch stacking. The expose prompted an immediate response from the ALP National Executive and Victorian Premier with the appointment … [Read more...] about Timeline of the Victorian ALP intervention reforms
The early actions of party administrators Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks are promising. They are communicating clearly with members, they have set out an ambitious agenda, and they are taking the first steps to achieve it. Party reformers have long argued that branch-stacking can be reduced by … [Read more...] about Bracks and Macklin back membership by ‘traceable means’
Few of us have read our rules: so here are the Victorian and NSW ALP branch rules plus the national ALP Constitution and Rules plus the NSW code of ethics. Brilliant. Your comments below the line here could be very helpful for those pondering rule changes and a code of ethics. Tell us if there … [Read more...] about The ALP & branch rules & codes of ethics
14-16 June 2020: The ALP national executive federal intervenes into the Victorian ALP following revelations of "industrial scale" branch stacking and threats by (now) former state minister and power broker Adem Somyurek. ALP national president Wayne Swan said that Steve Bracks (former state … [Read more...] about Federal Exec Victorian intervention 2020 – what happened?