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It’s not just Albo and Labor. Both parties must meet mainstream Australia’s needs, not pander to special interests

29 January 2021

2:37 PM

29 January 2021

2:37 PM

If Labor’s reshuffle will be enough to correct the party’s woeful policy agenda and reconnect with mainstream Australians remains to be seen. 

The most significant change is the removal of Mark Butler from the climate change and energy portfolio, a position he has maintained through two election defeats, the most recent of which was supposedly the ‘climate election’. 

In the early 1970s, Kim Beazley Sr famously said, “When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the working class.

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