Victorian Liberal MPs have expelled suspended MP Moira Deeming after she threatened to take state party leader John Pesutto to court for defamation.
‘You cannot sue your boss’: Liberals expel Deeming
Banished Victorian Liberal MP Moira Deeming has been expelled from the parliamentary party for good after threatening to sue state leader John Pesutto.
Liberal MPs voted 19 to 11 to expel Ms Deeming for “bringing discredit” to the party during a two-hour meeting at state parliament on Friday morning.
Upper house MP Renee Heath, who was responsible for taking disputed minutes from another meeting in March to expel Ms Deeming, was removed as party secretary as part of a separate motion.
Ms Deeming was a no-show after lawyers served Mr Pesutto a defamation concerns notice, threatening court action if he did not immediately withdraw the motion, publish an apology to her on his website and pay her compensation and legal costs.