Opinion

The challenges that await a new Government - should Labor win

By Crispin Hull
May 17 2019 - 2:00pm

If, as is very likely, Labor wins with a small but workable majority today, Bill Shorten will be in similar territory as Gough Whitlam in 1972: half a decade of Opposition leadership; a clear mandate for reforms laid out before the election; a hostile Senate; and chilly economic winds on the way.

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