My thanks to hunternewsfeed for this one.
Poor Labor cannot put a foot right at the moment. It appears that the rank and file are upset over the decision not to run a pre-selection campaign in Jodi McKay's state Newcastle seat.
I am very careful on this blog to avoid party political positions, for this feeds into the issues I put on the table in yesterday's Wednesday Forum: Overcoming division. By the way, I have already got some very good comments here that give me material for later discussion. But do feel free to comment further.
I haven't met Jodi McKay. I cannot make a judgement on her personal views. However, I would say that as Minister for the Hunter I would like to see more comment on the way that the Hunter might be developed. I would also like her to address the question of the way that the Hunter might better integrate with areas further north.
To the present, the focus has really been on the integration of Newcastle with the various Sydney metropolitan strategies.
What about it Jodie? Willing to try something new?