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Victorian Liberal powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan resigns from party following branch stacking allegations – ABC News

Victorian Liberal powerbroker and former vice-president Marcus Bastiaan resigns from the party following Channel Nine reports about alleged branch stacking, saying the ongoing leaking of old material is an “unnecessary distraction”.

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Victorian Liberal powerbroker and former vice-president Marcus Bastiaan has resigned from the party following Channel Nine reports about alleged branch stacking.
Key points:

  • Secret recordings involving Mr Bastiaan were broadcast by 60 Minutes
  • Mr Bastiaan says he denies allegations of branch-stacking
  • He says the leaking of historic material is a distraction for the party

The Nine reports alleged he directed taxpayer-funded electorate officers to recruit party …

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