FRIC­TION in the FAC­TIONS No love lost in party room brawl­ing

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - SUN­DAY OC­TO­BER 1 2017 DAVID BENIUK State Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor THEMERCURY.COM.AU

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.

From cli­mate pol­icy to

Premier Will Hodg­man

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