Are these the faceless men behind the so-called “broad church” of the Victorian Liberal party?


The AGE reports: Liberal power broker Marcus Bastiaan ran persistent campaigns agitating against senior federal and state MPs including Jane Hume, James Paterson and Tim Wilson, whose seats he had promised to factional supporters. In state politics, members targeted are believed to have included Kim Wells, Inga Peulich, Heidi Victoria and Nick Wakeling.

The two Liberal powerbrokers have been called on to quit by senior liberals including Federal Victorian MP Kelly O’Dwyer and former Liberal premiers Jeff Kennett and Ted Baillieu for swapping racist and homophobic insults about other party members.

It is also believed that Bastiaan has promised the seats of sitting MPs to his followers presumably on the assumption that he has stacked the preselection processes sufficiently to be able to deliver on that promise.

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