Saturday, February 2, 2013

Roxon, Evans and McClelland all go leaving Labor campaign in turmoil

Nicola Roxon, resignation, election 2013, Attorney General,
News Limited papers and ABC are reporting this morning that Attorney General Nicola Roxon will soon announce that she is standing down from Cabinet and will leave politics at the next election.

This is in addition to reports that Labor Senate leader Chris Evans will announce his retirement as early as today. Senator Evans is also Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research.

Mark Dreyfus, Attorney General, Climate Change, Who is Mark Dreyfus?And this follows Tuesday's news that ALP Member for Barton Robert McClelland will not contest the next election. Now news has emerged that he is being considered for a judicial post which could force a by-election in his Sydney electorate held by a margin of 6.9per cent.

Who is Mark Dreyfus?
Rob McClelland, resignation, ALP, NSW, judicial post, election campaignOf interest to many Christian voters and others, will be the effect of the departure of Ms Roxon on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill currently being debated across the country.

The Attorney General is tipped to be Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Mark Dreyfus QC, Member for Isaacs. 

To find out more about the man who may become Australia's next Attorney General:
Read Mark Dreyfus's maiden speech
Read a wide-ranging interview
Read transcript of ADHR bill debate

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