Steve Staikos poised to secure top job in the Victorian Labor Party

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A key figure in the Socialist Left, Steve Staikos, is poised to become the new state secretary of the Victorian Australian Labor Party.

This comes after the Right faction gave up control of the top position, strengthening the Socialist Left’s control on the party in Victoria.

According to The Australian, the appointment of Mr Staikos as state secretary is expected to be officially approved by the administrative committee.

Steve Staikos' profile on the Council''s site
Steve Staikos’ profile on the Council”s site.

Mr Staikos is an experienced local councillor and currently serves as the Mayor of Kingston Council, which is located approximately 20km south of Melbourne.

The council’s website describes him as “passionate about social participation, multiculturalism, the environment and the arts.”

“His priority policy areas include the Green Wedge, Sandbelt Open Space – Chain of Parks project, recycling, and the delivery of more social housing,” the council states.

Source: The Australian.

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