Liberal branch stacking: Sukkar plots to block the career of James Newbury

Michael Sukkar.

The new emails show Mr Sukkar was told in 2018 by his brother Paul Sukkar – a former electorate officer for Mr Andrews – as well as Mr Bastiaan that electorate officers were managing a campaign to recruit party members. Mr Sukkar has sought to blame rogue former staffers in his office for the impropriety, but these emails suggest he was aware of the plans. On April 4, 2018, Mr Bastiaan and Paul Sukkar sent emails to Mr Sukkar that showed they were directing an electorate officer called Thilaga “Jessy” Jayakumaran to manage the recruitment of new party members. Mr Sukkar’s office had helped install Ms Jayakumaran in the office of Kevin Andrews.

Liberal branch stacking: Sukkar plots to block the career of James Newbury