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Anthony Albanese outsmarts Scott Morrison as Labor plays party games over bigotry

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated February 11 2022 - 8:49am, first published 1:00am
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The courage and tactics of Anthony Albanese over the religious bigotry bill were clearly superior to those of Scott Morrison. If there was any doubt about that it was dissipated by the government's decision to abandon the bill rather than to chance its arm over numbers in the Senate, and the fury of the fundamentalist lobbies when they announced they would rather not have their freedom of religion legislated for in the form that Labor, independents and a number of religious moderates wanted.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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