Keneally misses out on frontbench spot

By AAP Newswire

Former NSW premier Kristina Keneally has missed out on a federal Labor frontbench position.

A factional deal by ALP powerbrokers has cleared the way for West Australian MP Madeleine King to replace Tim Hammond who has quit parliament for personal reasons.

Senator Keneally entered federal parliament early in 2018, replacing Sam Dastyari, and after failing to win a lower seat in the Bennelong by-election in late 2017.