Fractured Coalition lost in the wilderness


Labor has a unifying sense of purpose around the “fairness” theme that has been Shorten’s rallying cry ever since his budget reply speech in 2014. The constant disagreement in the Labor ranks over asylum seeker policy, likely to trigger another argument at the national conference in Adelaide in July, is one of the few flashpoints in a caucus that is remarkably solid when it makes big calls on economic or budget policies. This is not a verdict on those policies; it is an assessment of Labor’s cohesion and political strength.

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