Who REALLY runs NSW Labor?

December 2014, SMH

Mr Daley … was facing defeat in a caucus ballot on January 5, after ALP head office backed Mr Foley, a leading member of the Left faction. Mr Foley will be elected unopposed.

The Labor leadership has been thrown into turmoil … following John Robertson’s resignation over revelations he signed a letter of request for Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis in 2011 as his local MP.

NSW general secretary Jamie Clements, who leads the Right faction, is supporting Foley into the leadership.

August 2015, ABC

Jamie Clements investigated after staffer applies for AVO over alleged assault

January 2016, ABC, SMH

AVO proceedings against Mr Clements were dropped yesterday, after a last-minute deal was reached. Mr Clements told the ABC today that he has not resigned, but the ABC understands Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten wants him gone.

January 2016, ABC

Bill Shorten backs Kaila Murnain to replace Jamie Clements as NSW Labor general secretary

February 2016, Perthnow

Acting General Secretary Kaila Murnain … said the party needs ‘more change now’.

May 2017, ABC

NSW Labor former secretary Jamie Clements found guilty of unlawfully using electoral roll
“Clements wanted the phone number of a man to pass on to union boss Derrick Belan.

In an unrelated case, Derrick Belan, previously the NSW secretary of the National Union of Workers, was arrested in 2016 and charged with 24 fraud-related offences, which are still before the courts.

April 2018, The Australian

Union bosses have threatened NSW Labor leadership hopeful and frontbencher Chris Minns with losing his preselection if he does not recant his maiden speech where he called for the union power on the floor of the party’s conference to be reduced. The threat comes amid rising tensions between Labor NSW secretary Kaila Murnain and ­Opposition Leader Luke Foley, with one point of tension being the delay in calling Mr Minns’ preselection in the Sydney seat of Kogarah in the lead-up to next March’s state election

June 2018, SMH

Kaila Murnain [was propelled] early in 2016 into one of the toughest and most powerful jobs in Labor politics: that of NSW party general secretary.

Murnain will be responsible for ensuring that no major embarrassments await either state Labor leader Luke Foley or federal leader Bill Shorten during the carefully stage-managed event.

Murnain is the first woman in the notoriously bruising general secretary’s job, which has been occupied by the hard-bitten likes of Graham Richardson, Karl Bitar, Mark Arbib, John Della Bosca, Eric Roozendaal and Sam Dastyari before her. She is also convenor of the national right-wing of the ALP, [where] she helped deliver former federal treasurer Wayne Swan the prize of national party president two weeks ago.

…Foley’s clumsy use of the term ‘white flight’ alarmed Murnain. There was also a public rift between Murnain and Foley over how to handle the so-called ‘Medich money

November 2018, ABC

Luke Foley resigned as New South Wales Labor leader, claiming ‘false’ claims made by an ABC reporter of sexual harassment

November 2018, SMH

Mr Daley comfortably defeated Kogarah MP Chris Minns in the leadership vote 33 to 12 on Saturday.

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