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Albanese suggests Fatima Payman likely to quit Labor Party imminently

By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Anthony Albanese has flagged he expects rebel Labor senator Fatima Payman to quit the Labor Party imminently.

Answering a question in parliament from the opposition, the prime minister said: “I expect further announcements in the coming days, which will explain exactly what the strategy has been over now more than a month”.

Albanese suspended Payman from caucus on Sunday after she said on ABC TV that she would cross the floor again if necessary. This followed her doing so on a pro-Palestinian motion moved by the Greens last week.

On Tuesday it was reported Payman…The Conversation

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