The Victorian State branch continues to develop with the formal establishment of the 5th of 12 local branches.
The State Executive is pleased to announce that the members of the Lalor, Gorton, Maribyrnong and Gellibrand electorates met in Werribee on 28th July and established the Bailey branch. The branch is named after Albert ‘Bert’ Bailey, DLP member of the Legislative Council for Western Melbourne until 1958.
The Bailey branch is included in the Western Metropolitan region held for the DLP by Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins. The branch executive hopes to start a membership drive and ongoing social activities within the next few months.
The next branch to be formed will be branch 11 which consists of the Wannon, Mallee, Murray electorates. It will be formed at a meeting in Warrnambool on Thursday 11th August, 2016. Due to the size of the branch most members cannot be expected to attend in person. Therefore members will be able to participate through a phone conference system being established by the State Executive.