Another Neglected Labor Seat Faces By-Election

In news in this week, Queenslanders face a second by-election in the state seat of Ipswich West, after the MP (who has long neglected the area) quits to run for office elsewhere.

The Australian reports: 

Controversial “Call me Sir” Labor MP Jim Madden has abruptly quit Queensland’s parliament to run for local government, triggering another by-election ahead of the October state election.

Mr. Madden, the third-term MP for the safe Labor seat of Ipswich West, west of Brisbane, told parliament in April that he would retire at the election, just weeks after The Australian published allegations of workplace bullying, coercive control and inappropriate touching levelled by two former staffers and his ex-partner.

Mr. Madden denies the allegations; one of the former staffers, Alison Young, has personally served him with legal documents warning he could be sued for the alleged electorate office bullying.

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    published this page in News 2024-01-31 21:58:47 +1000