That’s not to say that a premier expected to deliver a third term of government doesn’t have sway. Of course he does. He’s popular with the public and keeps a tight rein on dissent from his MPs.
Beneath the surface, though, Labor is going through enormous factional upheaval.
The internal status quo of the party that won the past two elections has been upended. Since the 2018 “Danslide”, the federal party launched a takeover following a branch-stacking scandal that led to the sacking of Right factional frontbenchers Adem Somyurek and Marlene Kairouz.
Elements of the Right, including…
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