La­bor big­wig quits post

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

THE man be­hind the elec­tion cam­paign that very nearly saw fed­eral La­bor booted out of gov­ern­ment af­ter just one term has an­nounced he’s quit­ting his post as the ALP’s na­tional sec­re­tary. Karl Bi­tar yes­ter­day re­vealed he would stand down from the ex­ec­u­tive body at the be­gin­ning of April so his re­place­ment could pre­pare for the party’s na­tional con­fer­ence in De­cem­ber. Mr Bi­tar was se­verely crit­i­cised by some for the way he ran the 2010 fed­eral elec­tion as cam­paign di­rec­tor. Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard ar­gued Mr Bi­tar had helped La­bor to scrape home in the Au­gust 21 poll.

Karl Bi­tar

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