Australian working class united in joy
Greg Combet confirmed his entry into Parliamentary politics in 2000, when he was appointed ACTU Secretary — his appointment a reflection of his many promotional efforts on behalf of the ALP (efforts which peaked recently with the ACTU-sponsored ‘Vote Labor’ campaign). Formal notification of his finding a comfortable seat (in Charlton, NSW), however, has been delayed by media until today. Combet knows a lot about Charlton, just as he knew much about being a dockworker before beginning his career with the WWF in 1987. Further, while a seat in Parliament has long been assured, Combet’s future Cabinet role was in doubt until Rupert Murdoch consecrated a change in Government during Kevin Rudd’s audience with him in April. Media, however, are again expected to delay the announcement until some time in November, when formal ceremonies are expected to have been completed.