Senior Labor MP Anthony Albanese has boasted about cutting Labor leader Bill Shorten's office out of the loop by sending out media releases via a third-party email marketing service to bypass approval from central office.
Some Labor insiders are convinced this is an early sign of a move by the Labor left faction to cut Shorten's office out of the loop and mount a leadership challenge.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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