Victorian Labor factional politics

… faction warfare erupted in Victoria. They do politics differently there. Wars are fought in the name of peace. Explosives are packed under the foundations of the Labor Party in the name of stability. They call the wreckage left after these brawls rejuvenation. The wonder is that Victoria delivers any Labor talent to Canberra and remains, decade after decade, a stronghold of the party.

(Marr, 2016:70)

Marr, D. 2016. Faction Man: Bill Shorten’s Pursuit of Power. Melbourne: Black Inc.

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