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The ‘Death’ Of David Feeney

It says something about the alertness of the newspaper’s classified advertising staff that this ‘death’ notice appears in today’s edition of The Age:

FEENEY, David

Beloved friend of Bill. Life tragically shortened after a brief battle with M.A.

Your stacks of friends will mourn your passing. Those left will never forget.

        “Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand”.

Love Delia and Reg.

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Greg Sword Elected ALP President

Victorian union leader Greg Sword was elected unopposed as the new Federal ALP President at the party’s National Conference in Hobart this morning.

The conference also elected its National Executive for the next two years, sharing power between the left and right factions.

In factional jockeying in Victoria, shadow Health Minister Jenny Macklin was dropped from the executive, but will take up an honorary position as Vice-President of the ALP, a move seen by some as a prelude to electing her as the first female president in two year’s time.