Albanese push for Keneally preselection shows ALP in ‘monumental schism’

Former Liberal Party advisor David Gazard says backlash against Anthony Albanese’s push to fast-track Kristina Keneally’s Fowler preselection demonstrates the Labor Party is in a “monumental schism”.

The Opposition leader’s decision to endorse the former NSW premier at the expense of Vietnamese-Australian Tu Le has sparked uproar within the party around the issue of diversity.

Mr Gazard said Mr Albanese’s eagerness shows the opposition is already gearing up for the next federal election.

“They are effectively declaring that it’s now an election period and they’re on election footing so he’s locking himself in, and his party’s locking itself in for whatever occurs over the next few months,” he said.

“Now, I think Labor has monumental schisms within its party as evidenced by Joel Fitzgibbon leaving this week because he feels like the party doesn’t stand up to the values that he represents.

“And it goes to (Greens leader) Adam Bandt this week saying that members of the Greens should be called the shadow ministry, where you’ve got this tension that’s going around now installing candidates in various seats.

“But, ultimately, the tectonic plates of the left and the right fighting for supremacy inside the party so it is going to be a very, very interesting campaign which is effectively kicked off today by the leader.”


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