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Calls for ALP national executive to take control of state branch | The Advocate



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There are calls from within Tasmanian Labor’s right faction for the ALP’s national executive to take control of the state branch and curb the influence of the party’s dominant left. The unrest comes on the heels of a decision by the administrative committee before Christmas to change its state preselection process, splitting it into two parts. The move, which Labor leader Rebecca White is understood to have fruitlessly opposed, has angered members of the right, who believe it’s designed to shut out high profile prospective candidates who may not have the support of the left faction. Labor sources say all nine of the party’s sitting members in the lower house have now been reendorsed to contest the next state election,…

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