Opinion

How the Labor and Liberal party factions are tearing them apart

By John Warhurst
Updated March 31 2022 - 5:55am, first published 5:52am
Prime Minister Scott Morrison listens to Minister for International Development Alex Hawke and the Pacific in Parliament. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The darkest side of political life in Australia is not the slanging matches between the major political parties but the gang warfare that is tolerated within them. It does not stop even as a federal election approaches. The gangs are the party factions which continue to be locked in conflict even though it threatens to damage their prospects at the election.

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