Anthony Albanese won't call for Anthony Byrne to stand down despite admitting to branch stacking

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated October 12 2021 - 5:16am, first published 3:30am
Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will not, for now, order federal Labor MP Anthony Byrne to resign or be expelled from the party, despite the Victorian MP admitting to long-term branch stacking to gain political support, a breach of Labor rules.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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