Anthony Albanese needs to walk the walk on integrity after Anthony Byrne's revelations at IBAC

Anthony Albanese needs to walk the walk on integrity after Anthony Byrne's revelations at IBAC

Anthony Albanese needs to walk the walk on integrity after Anthony Byrne's revelations at IBAC Anthony Albanese has diminished his own, and Labor's, credibility on integrity issues by declining to act immediately against MP Anthony Byrne, who this week admitted to participating extensively in branch stacking. Byrne's evidence to Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission was horrifying for anyone concerned with how our democracy works. The issues raised go far beyond the particular circumstances. The IBAC investigation into branch stacking in Victorian Labor was triggered by Nine's 2020 revelations about the activities of Adem Somyurek, at the time a factional powerbroker in a subgroup of the right and a minister in the Andrews government. The average person might ask, what is "branch stacking" anyway? Isn't it just one of those dark …
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