On our first ever Rant Show, where a a single topic is discussed at length and all the facts explored in detail, the subject matter is the recent turmoil in the Victorian Liberal Party. Incumbent State Party President Michael Kroger is being challenged by former Howard Government Minister Peter Reith.
We go into the detail about the history of Michael Kroger, his alliances over the years and his style of political operation. We highlight the key issues that have got him into this current situation since he returned to the Presidency in 2015. We also tell the story of the emerging power couple in the Victorian Liberal Party Marcus Bastiaan and Stephanie Ross who are recruiting new conservatives into the party which critics say branch stacking including some personal dealings we’ve had with them.
We then lay down what are the key issues both the Kroger and Reith camps are pitching to the party membership and which political figures are on which team. We then outline our preference for who should be the victor and what really needs to be done in the Victorian Liberal Party for conservatives to have a voice.
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Links to Further Details
Michael Kroger on Liberal Preselections 1989
Michael Kroger attacks Peter Costello on ABC Radio
Liberal MPs unload on Michael Kroger, pledge support to Peter Reith – Herald Sun
Matthew Guy didn’t want Michael Kroger as Liberal Party president, says James Campbell – Herald Sun
James Campbell: Plenty to learn from a tale of two presidents – Herald Sun
State Liberal MP fends off preselection challenge by controversial pro-lifer – The Age
Victorian Liberals: factional fight exposes deep divisions – The Age
Victorian Liberals face financial crisis ahead of state election – The Age