Fears Husar is headed for the cross­bench

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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 said she would not stand at next year’s elec­tion af­ter al­le­ga­tions she had mist treated staff, but then changed h her mind. The Lind­say MP has now launched defama­tion pro­ceed­ings against Buz­zfeed, claim­ing re­port­ing of false al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct and ha­rass­ment had ru­ined her ca­reer.

The ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee of NSW La­bor met yes­ter­day morn­ing and de­cided to for­mally with­draw her as the party’s can­di­date. A num­ber of La­bor MPs said they feared she would go to the cross­bench.

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