NSW Labor MP Tania Mihailuk was sacked from the shadow cabinet after using parliamentary privilege to launch an attack on her own party on Tuesday night.
In an extraordinary late-night speech to Parliament, Mihailuk accused Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour of links to corrupt former Minister Eddie Obeid.
Asfour is a Labor candidate on the party’s House of Lords ticket for the March general election.
In her speech, Mihailuk, the Bankstown MP, told Parliament it would be a disastrous result for the party if Asfour stayed on the ticket and said it left her no choice but to launch an attack on her own party.
On Friday morning, Labor leader Chris Minns revealed on 2GB that he had told Mihailuk that her position in the shadow cabinet had become untenable.
“I spoke to Tania Mihailuk and said that she cannot stay in the shadow cabinet and launch political attacks with parliamentary privileges,” he said.
“There are correct ways of presenting information about potential or suspected illegal conduct and using the 11.30pm parliamentary privilege at night in the NSW Parliament is not one of them,” he said.
There was bitter infighting within Labor over the pre-selection round in south-west Sydney as the redistribution of borders resulted in the removal of Lakemba’s seat and forced Labor MPs, including Mihailuk, to move their seats.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/tania-mihailuk-sacked-from-labor-shadow-cabinet-after-late-night-political-attack-20220923-p5bke8.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Tania Mihailuk has been sacked from Labor’s shadow cabinet after a late-night political attack