Media Tipping a Labor Government in Victoria

Steve BracksThe Melbourne media is confidently predicting a change of government in Victoria.

The Age says the three Independent members of parliament are set to choose Labor ahead of the Kennett-led coalition.

The newspapers predict an early recall of State Parliament, perhaps next Tuesday 26 October, and the retirement of Jeff Kennett. The Liberal Party Deputy Leader, Dr. Denis Napthine, is expected to be the new leader of the Liberal Party.

The Independent members appear to be sceptical of Premier Kennett’s undertakings to implement their Charter.

Controversy over the possible filming of the Independents voting out the government in Parliament is being cited as a further reason for the Independents to support Labor. Threats to use the footage in campaign advertising have been condemned by the member for Mildura, Russell Savage.

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