Man Barnett,Liberal Member for Lyons
The sharks are circling embattled Labor Chief, Rebecca White, following a disastrous media occasion and subsequent prepare wreck interview the place Ms White tried to mislead journalists.*
After being uncovered for holding a media occasion claiming a home was vacant public housing property, which then turned out to be neither vacant nor public housing, Ms White doubled-down on her gaff in an effort to cowl it up:
“We’ve acquired homes, just like the one behind us, that could possibly be maintained and offered for lodging for anyone who’s homeless, right this moment.” Rebecca White, media convention 30 June 2019.
Query, Man Stayner: “You held a press convention for Tasmania to make use of vacant public housing to accommodate Tasmanians in want. The home that you simply had been in entrance of wasn’t vacant, it wasn’t on the general public housing record. Is that this an indication that Labor doesn’t actually know what it’s doing?”
Rebecca White: “We had been standing in entrance of a vacant block of land.” ABC interview, 15 July 2019.
No surprise a succession of Labor luminaries have lined as much as take purpose at Ms White for a scarcity of coverage, technique, imaginative and prescient, and a failure to have interaction and be sincere with the Tasmanian group. The Labor Occasion is in utter disarray and its Chief is on the best way out.
Even her Labor colleagues seem like backgrounding the media about her strategic blunders, such because the coalition with the Greens to take away gender from delivery certificates and failure to rule out tablet testing. Coupled along with her continued backflips on her signature pokies coverage, inside tensions have nicely and really boiled over as was witnessed final night time. It appears the Left is searching for to take management of the Labor occasion.
Whereas Ms White has spent many of the 12 months attempting to maintain David O’Byrne at bay, even demoting him in her most up-to-date Shadow Cupboard reshuffle, there could be little doubt that he and his allies are counting the numbers, and counting down the times till Ms White’s job is made vacant.
* ABC Information, Tasmania. 15 July 2019