Rees office labels leadership headline a stitch up, says she won’t endorse rival, will vote for leader of opposition in 2016
The former federal deputy prime minister of Queensland has broken her silence on a potentially embarrassing conflict of interest over her time as the Labor Party’s leader.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale is a former minister in the Julia Gillard government but is running against Ms Roozendaal for the leadership of the Greens on Wednesday.
Mr Di Natale has said he will seek to stand against Ms Roozendaal, saying he has had conversations about running.
“I’m not going to be an endorsement of a party,” Mr Di Natale told Fairfax Media.
“If the Greens do decide to change leadership then I will of course not vote for their change of leadership.
“I won’t be supporting them on their leadership.”
Ms Roozendaal’s office has released a list of more than 200 “volunteer party members” who have indicated they will vote for the former minister.
However, the list also includes an email which is believed to be a “vendetta” from Ms Roozendaal for the other leadership contenders, which accuses them of being “puppets”.
Mr Di Natale has not announced any of his colleagues from previous parties, except a handful of those who had been at the forefront of the campaign before.
It is understood the email w건마as a “personalised endorsement” of the current leadership rivals, including Ms Roozendaal.
Mr Di Natale’s office satm 카지노aid he had been contacted last week by the Greens over the email, but the Greens denied that Mr Di Natale had engaged in political activity.
The former government minister, who has served in public service with the National Party, was 온라인 카지노forced to stand down in 2011 as Ms Gillard’s deputy after three scandals erupted.
Last year, he was given one of the top federal cabinet posts in government but then told he had to step down after a federal byelection.
A source close to Ms Gillard last night declined to comment on the email controversy, but confirmed she did not want to discuss Mr Di Natale.
The party had been due to hold a leadership election in the weekend, but last week’s leadership contest has sparked claims that its members were being bullied by Mr Di Natale and his fellow supporters.
Mr Di Natale is believed to be a member of former leader Bob Ha