<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Leading article Australia

Bowen to the rescue

22 June 2024

9:00 AM

22 June 2024

9:00 AM

‘And just when it looked like Labor might hold on to power, Chris Bowen came thundering into town to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the 2025 election.’ Will this be the final sentence when the TV screenplay for the increasingly likely Coalition victory at the next election is written? If it sounds a tad melodramatic, that is only because we respect Labor’s fondness for TV soap opera scriptwriters to craft public narratives, rather than getting ministers, such as the NDIS’s hapless Bill Shorten, to choose their own words.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Subscribe for just $2 a week

Try a month of The Spectator Australia absolutely free and without commitment. Not only that but – if you choose to continue – you’ll pay just $2 a week for your first year.

  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk

Unlock this article


You might disagree with half of it, but you’ll enjoy reading all of it. Try your first month for free, then just $2 a week for the remainder of your first year.


Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in