Statement – Labor Party

As I said on Saturday, I am honoured to have been pre-selected by the South Australian Labor delegates to represent the party and my state at the next federal election.

I first ran for pre-selection in 2001 and for the past decade have had the great privilege to represent Labor and South Australia, and to serve the Australian people as a Minister in a reforming Labor Government.

On Saturday, 200 elected delegates determined who will represent Labor in South Australia at the next election; Senator Don Farrell, Simon Pisoni and myself.

Senator Farrell has this morning announced he will take the number two position on the South Australian Senate Labor ticket which I understand will be proposed to the ALP’s elected National Executive later this week.

Don is a man of great standing who has been a senior figure within the South Australian branch of the Labor Party for decades.

Throughout his career, Don has always put the Labor party first and he has demonstrated that principle again today.

I look forward to continuing to work with Don and my Labor colleagues for a fairer, stronger, more equal Australia.