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WA Labor conference: chaos after walkout during Welcome to Country

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WA Labor president apologises to Indigenous Australians for walkout by right faction union delegatesWestern Australia’s Labor conference has turned chaotic after a large number of delegates walked out during a Welcome to the Country ceremony and tribute to the former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke.It was reported a large portion of the crowd heckled Perth MP Patrick Gorman and the WA Labor president, Carolyn Smith, before storming out of the complex. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/24/wa-labor-conference-chaos-after-disgraceful-walkout-during-welcome-to-country

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Publish date : 2019-08-24 07:09:07

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