Senate rivals clear path for Keneally’s prize

Original article by Andrew Clennell, Brad Norington
The Australian – Page: 2 : 18-Jan-18

The Transport Workers’ Union’s national secretary Tony Sheldon and United Voice’s Tara Moriarty have chosen not to seek nomination to replace Labor’s Sam Dastyari in the Senate. Former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally now seems certain to replace Dastyari. She gained 45.12 per cent of the two-party-preferred vote in the Bennelong by-election in late 2017. Meanwhile, there is speculation that Labor will offer Sheldon a Senate seat at the next federal election, and Moriarty is tipped to contest the next state election.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION, UNITED VOICE, HEALTH SERVICES UNION OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

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