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Andrews stacked branches in the 1990s, sacked minister Somyurek claims – The Age

Disgraced former minister targets friend and foe alike before his extraordinary Parliamentary spray is cut short.



Before he was shut down, Mr Somyurek apologised for the misogynistic and homophobic slurs he had been caught on camera making and said he was far from alone in recruiting heavily among multicultural communities in order to take control of Labor branches.
He accused Mr Byrne of promising “anything” to community leaders to get them to marshall numbers into local branches in order to win Labor pre-selection for the seat of Holt before the 1999 by-election in the seat which Mr Byrne won.
At the time…

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