ALP goes soft on leadership too

The ALP now in the middle of their own leadership contest after Kevin Rudd was routed in the election. Like Labour here they are now facing the members… and will probably get a similar result…a leader the members like but the public loathe.

LABOR leadership contenders Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten have promised a “civil debate” in their campaign to win the party leadership.

Bill Shorten addressed the media this afternoon and began by wishing his opponent, Mr Albanese, well.

“I indicated to him that I will serve in whatever position he desires if he is successful,” Mr Shorten said.

He said Australians wanted a Labor Party that sought to “unify and not divide”.

“We must be a party that works to win back government,” Mr Shorten said.

“Labor has to work hard to rebuild the trust of the Australian people.

“I am a campaigner and a builder.

“The essential task is to unify our party and our purpose.” 

Isn’t it interesting that all these left-wing parties have to speak of unifying their parties. They are that broken, and yet each and every time they choose a new leader out come the platitudes about how united they all are now.

If only the media would create a montage of the lying ratbags professing unity over the years.

Like NZ they are going on a little roadshow.

Mr Bowen said both candidates indicated they wanted to run positive campaigns.

Both are expected to hold forums around the nation to try and secure the votes of party members.

Mr Bowen said he was “very confident” the process would be conducted in an appropriate manner and that in the 30 days until Labor elected a new leader he would still hold the Coalition government to account.

Heh, Aussie politicians running positive campaigns…heh…not going to happen. In the end it will once again come down to the faceless men.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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