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Anthony Albanese has six months to save the country

Nicholas Stuart
By Nicholas Stuart
May 29 2022 - 7:30pm
Can Anthony Albanese become a constructive builder finding a new way forward? Picture: Keegan Carroll

Anthony Albanese now has a chance to cement Labor as the party of middle Australia, destroy the Liberal party and marginalise the Coalition, but it's a fleeting opportunity. Most critically, Albanese won't achieve this by using the rhetoric of the past. If the new PM persists in portraying himself exclusively as someone who "fights Tories"; if he acts as if the world is still against him, and remains bound within a paradigm of conflict where nothing can be accomplished except by struggle, he will fail.

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Nicholas Stuart

Nicholas Stuart is a Canberra writer.