Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ALP politics

A bit of ALP politics for the Aussies. The Australian reports here and here one the contest for Labor Party Federal President. It seems that Senator John Faulkner has claimed the win over SA Premier Mike Rann and former federal leader Simon Crean. As an outsider I would have thought at the outset that Rann would have been a shoe-in considering that he is backed by the Right and no-one else form the Right was in the play. The Right holds sway over the party at the moment so Faulkner's imminent win is a blow to them. It's also a blow to a relaxation over Uraniam mining in Australia with the Left strongly against a change in policy.

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