Luke Foley was yesterday elected unopposed as the new leader of the New South Wales Parliamentary Labor Party. This is slightly awkward in that he is a member of the Legislative Council, but bigger obstacles have of course been overcome before. One way or another, it appears he will be contested the lower house seat of Auburn, currently held by Barbara Perry, a colleague of Foley’s in the Left faction (UPDATE: Sorry, wrong about that) whose star is on the wane. Beyond that I have nothing to offer but this, an open thread for discussion of matters New South Wales.
Showdown number one: Mike Baird versus Luke Foley on March 29.