The future of the Leader of the Opposition, Mark Latham, seemed more in doubt today with a statement expected by Friday.
The Federal Opposition has begun the new year in a state of self-induced crisis brought about by unnecessary secrecy over the health and whereabouts of Mark Latham.
It is now clear that the public has been misled by ALP spokespeople. It is equally clear that the Opposition Leader’s office has been woefully incompetent in its handling of the matter.
This is the text of a media statement from the Acting Leader of the Opposition, Senator Chris Evans.
I have spoken to Labor Leader Mark Latham this morning.
Mark has now received the results of further medical tests regarding his pancreatitis.
He will now discuss these results with his family and doctors, and will make a statement on his health by Friday.