Coalition friction: it’s a tension it doesn’t need

“…Trouble is, there are now more existing Coalition MPs than there will be seats. Former crime prevention minister Andrew McIntosh, who resigned from his ministerial duties this year after outing himself as the source of a story, is likely to face pressure to relinquish his safe seat of Kew to create space for Wooldridge.

According to some, this pressure is seen as an attempt by the old (and probably defunct) faction led by party figure Michael Kroger to ”flush McIntosh out” as part of a push to install former Stonnington mayor Tim Smith in the seat…”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/coalition-friction-its-a-tension-it-doesnt-need-20131030-2wh8b.html

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