Libs exit on WAXIT

The Sunday Times - - NEWS - Joe Spag­nolo

WAXIT ap­pears dead af­ter the WA Lib­eral Party State coun­cil re­fused to back at­tempts to form a com­mit­tee to “ex­am­ine the op­tion of WA be­com­ing a fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent State”.

State pres­i­dent Nor­man Moore moved a mo­tion to sus­pend stand­ing or­ders, which would have al­lowed de­bate on the for­ma­tion of the com­mit­tee, but this was de­feated.

An­other at­tempt by Mr Moore to form an­other com­mit­tee to look at con­sti­tu­tional changes to the party also failed.

Sources said the re­fusal to sup­port Mr Moore had left the State pres­i­dent “won­der­ing whether there was a lack of con­fi­dence in his lead­er­ship”.

Mr Moore yes­ter­day re­fused to com­ment.

The party gained na­tional no­to­ri­ety ear­lier this year when a mo­tion to be­come “fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent” passed 89-73.

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