LA­BOR SNUB FOR HUSAR

Herald Sun - - NEWS - AN­THONY GAL­LOWAY

THERE are re­newed fears em­bat­tled La­bor MP Emma Husar will quit and go to the cross­bench af­ter she was yes­ter­day of­fi­cially dis­endorsed as the party’s can­di­date for her western Syd­ney seat.

Ms Husar an­nounced she would not stand in the seat of Lind­say at next year’s elec­tion in Au­gust af­ter a series of al­le­ga­tions emerged that she mis­treated staff.

But she has since back­tracked and said she wanted to re­main as the party’s can­di­date.

The Lind­say MP has now launched defama­tion pro­ceed­ings against Buz­zfeed, claim­ing re­port­ing of false al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct and ha­rass­ment has ru­ined her ca­reer.

The ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee of NSW La­bor met yes­ter­day morn­ing and de­cided to for­mally with­draw her as the party’s can­di­date.

The pre­s­e­lec­tion for the seat will now be re­ferred to the party’s na­tional ex­ec­u­tive.

A num­ber of La­bor MPs told the Her­ald Sun they feared Ms Husar would now go to the cross­bench.

Mem­ber for Lind­say Emma Husar has launched defama­tion pro­ceed­ings against Buz­zfeed.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.