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AustraliaLabor leader looks sorted, deputy unclear

21:55  25 may  2019
21:55  25 may  2019 Source:

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Labor 's new leadership team say they'll reach outside the Labor bubble to speak to all voters in a Richard Marles is likely to be Labor 's deputy leader after Clare O'Neil decided against standing. The two men are set to be Labor 's new leadership team after Victorian MP Clare O'Neil dropped out of

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Anthony Albanese remains on course to become Labor's next federal leader, with no new contenders having come forward ahead of a possible caucus meeting on Wednesday.

Labor leader looks sorted, deputy unclear© Getty SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Anthony Albanese addresses the media at a press conference at Henson Park Oval on May 22, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Chris Bowen today withdrew from the Labor leadership contest today, paving the way for Anthony Albanese to take over as ALP leader unopposed. Bill Shorten stood down as Labor leader following his defeat in the federal election on Saturday 18 May. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

But the deputy leadership is less clear cut with Victorian Labor right-faction MPs Richard Marles and Clare O'Neil both considering a run at the job.

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Ms O'Neil, Labor's financial services spokeswoman, will get the opportunity to lay out her intentions when she appears on the ABC's Insiders program on Sunday.

Labor's entire front bench also faces a shake-up following last weekend's unexpected federal election loss.

Its immigration spokesman Shayne Neumann is already on the defensive amid reports he may have to make way on the front bench for Kristina Keneally.

The caucus and the eventual leader will allocate the portfolios but Mr Neumann is quick to remind people he has been in parliament since Kevin Rudd was swept to power in 2007.

"I have survived the carnage we have had in Queensland," the member for Blair told ABC television on Saturday.

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"We can't keep giving over 20 seats to the LNP in Queensland out of 30 and think that we will form government nationally."

He agrees with another Labor stalwart Joel Fitzgibbon, who has been urging Labor to reconnect with regional and rural Australia, while he also supports shadow treasurer Chris Bowen on the need to respect people's faiths and beliefs better.

But former Labor treasurer and now the party's national president Wayne Swan believes "failure to win isn't fatal".

"What's required is the courage to fight on against the Trumpification of the Libs & their alliance with the far right," he tweeted.

Mr Swan retired from his Queensland seat of Lilley at the election, one of two seats the Australian Electoral Commission has deemed too close to call.

Mr Albanese is confident but not complacent about becoming leader, and is promising to be tough on the government when parliament returns.

The Labor caucus is expected to meet as early as Wednesday to confirm its leadership team, including deputy leader and senior Senate personnel.

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Anthony Albanese and Richard Marles take over Labor leadership following election loss.
A new-look federal Labor has taken shape with the ALP caucus endorsing its leadership for the next three years in the political wilderness. The factional bosses determined the makeup of the leadership, with NSW MP Anthony Albanese the leader and Victorian MP Richard Marles the deputy. Both were unopposed in ballots to determine the top jobs. The two men will be joined by senators Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally in the other two leadership positions. Until this morning, Labor was facing the prospect of having three men in its four senior leadership roles.

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