Australian Affairs

By Mehroz Siraj

Since the start of 2012, the ALP has stumbled upon from one crisis to the other. 

Since the last federal election, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is heading a government which has been accused of serious socio-economic mismanagement and supporting corrupt politicians of a low character.

The Gillard government’s fool-proof support of embattled parliamentarian and former Health Services Union (HSU) chief, Craig Thomson,  has certainly cost the government and the party dearly.

According to a report last month in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, the ALP in New South Wales (NSW) allegedly spent  close to half a million dollars on the embattled Mr Thomson trying to defend his 150 or so allegations of abuse of power and corruption till May 2012, the time when he was officially suspended from the party.

From the outset of the case, the ALP should have understood that 150 allegations that detail about Mr…

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