- Unsurprisingly, the plan received serious pushback from sitting members who wanted to know why they were being asked to re-apply their jobs less than eight months after winning a supposedly unwinnable 2019 federal election.
- Clark has repeatedly spruiked early preselections as a way to make sure that members get a say on their representatives, unlike in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election, when state president Michael Kroger and officials re-endorsed sitting members around the state administrative table.
- At the time, Kroger and officials justified the move because they were comparatively late in the election cycle.
- This time, officials are left with more than two years until the federal poll and plenty of time to reschedule the contest.
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