Labor to instal Don Farrell in leadership position as candidates jostle for Senate spot


Emily’s List insists Stephen Conroy’s replacement must be a woman and says it could appeal to national executive

The Labor caucus on Tuesday will formally instal the right factional powerbroker Don Farrell as Stephen Conroy’s replacement as deputy Senate leader – but the tussle for Conroy’s Senate spot is not yet over.

Up to 10 women are signalling interest in putting their name forward for the Senate spot, with nominations due to close on Thursday.

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