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InDaily : February 1, 2013
fri.01.feb.2013 Adelaide’s daily independent news © Solstice Media 2013 home news/views nation /world business sport ispy property Advertising partners Sponsored by Advertising enquiries Click here Editorial enquiries Click here Letters/comments Click here NEW TWIST: DOWNER’S POTENTIAL ROLE IN A MARSHALL GOVT Today’s wine deal CLICK HERE IN TODAY STEVEN Marshall will lead the Liberal Party after Monday’s leadership ballot. Having declared his nomination this morning outside a party gathering in Port Pirie, Marshall has cross-factional support and an agreement from the only other contender, former leader Martin Hamilton- Smith, to make a clear path for him. Two other leadership issues are yet to be resolved and the Liberal Party has the weekend to sort them out and shift the focus back onto Jay Weatherill’s dual responsibilities as Premier and Treasurer. The first is the deputy leadership; Hamilton- Smith is expected to nominate for the position, while former deputy Vickie Chapman threw her hat into the ring this morning. Country-based MP Dan van Holst Pellekaan is another possible candidate – he is still sounding out his level of support. The second issue is the Alexander Downer option which party sources say has now expired. The Downer push emerged last year as an alternative to Isobel Redmond’s troubled leadership and took on a full head of steam as Indaily revealed exclusively on... READ MORE Marshall to lead – but thorny issues remain Time for Libs to end ‘fear and panic’ THE Liberal slogan for the last state election was “Redmond Is Ready”. She wasn’t then; not quite. And she became increasingly less ready as the following parliamentary term progressed. Isobel Redmond was a Liberal experiment born of fear and panic. The animosity between the Evans and Chapman camps was at its highest ebb following the disintegration of their brief marriage of convenience, and Martin Hamilton-Smith’s supposed cleanskin leadership had stalled amid the fallout of the so-called “Dodgy Documents” gaffe. To many voters, Redmond resonated as a breath of fresh air compared to the stale whiff of media-managed populism long honed by Labor. Mike Rann’s halcyon days as “Mr 90%” popularity were long forgotten; people were tiring of his slick patois. READ MORE Kevin Naughton Tom Richardson - Opinion arts&culture Heartbreak and humour with Frank Woodley, Come Out 2013, stories under the stars, plus more. VIEW PAGE Adelaide Weather Few showers MIN 13 MAX 22 Today Tomorrow Few showers MIN 13 MAX 23 MORE WEATHER arts&culture
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