Se­na­tor is dumped

Sunday Mail - - NEWS -

OUT­SPO­KEN Queens­land Se­na­tor Barry O’Sul­li­van, who made sex­ual slurs against a Greens’ se­na­tor, lost his pre­s­e­lec­tion as part of an upris­ing by re­gional women and young LNP mem­bers who wanted him booted from Par­lia­ment.

The com­bat­ive LNP se­na­tor lost the se­cond winnable spot on the Queens­land bal­lot as part of a “pref­er­ence swap” be­tween sup­port­ers of min­ing ex­ec­u­tive Paul Scarr and busi­ness­woman Su­san Mc­Don­ald, who se­cured the top two po­si­tions in the July vote.

The Sun­day Mail un­der­stands grass­roots mem­bers an­gered by the con­ser­va­tive se­na­tors out­bursts are claim­ing vic­tory for his dump­ing.

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