FRICTION in the FACTIONS No love lost in party room brawling
MALCOLM Turnbull yes, Tony Abbott says no. Bill Shorten’s a yes-man, Tasmanian ALP senator Helen Polley’s not so sure. Local Liberals Nic Street and Joan Rylah can’t agree. Labor’s Madeleine Ogilvie prefers not to say. Others in the party like it that way. When Mr Abbott was allegedly headbutted by a man says sporting a Yes sticker in Hobart two weeks ago, the former PM asked: Where is the love?
He was referring to those campaigning for same-sex marriage, but it could equally apply to our politicians.
The ballot has highlighted there is little love lost between party factions.
Mr Abbott’s headline-grabbing visit to Tasmania was all about pushing the agenda of his Liberal conservative wing, the latest in an unabashed campaign against moderates.
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