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‘That’s politics’: Inside the Liberal Party’s branch-stacking machine – The Age

The drab outer suburban Melbourne electorate office of conservative federal MP Kevin Andrews is an unlikely place to launch a political heist.

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The drab outer-suburban Melbourne electorate office of federal MP Kevin Andrews is an unlikely place to launch a political heist.
But in 2018, it was part of a scheme similar to the Adem Somyurek school of factional hardball. It involved installing enough members into party branches to control the preselection of favoured political candidates and win key internal party positions. And as with Mr Somyurek, the disgraced state Labor MP forced o…

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