Heat on to fix branch stacking


June 11, 2009 – 12:00AM

Royce Millar & David Rood write in  theage.com.au

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THE ALP is under mounting pressure to act on branch stacking and corruption as doubt grows about the bona fides of hundreds of memberships in the party’s western suburbs heartland.

A survey of members — based on confidential current membership lists — has revealed that many people named as members in the troubled Brimbank area know little about their memberships, including when they were paid for, to whom, and how much they cost.

The revelations come as ALP state secretary Stephen Newnham fights to keep his job as factional forces and senior government figures push for change…

To view the entire article, click on: http://www.theage.com.au/national/heat-on-to-fix-branch-stacking-20090610-c3n7.html

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