There was a time Labor could articulate, defend and lead. What happened?

Jack Waterford
Updated December 8 2023 - 7:28pm, first published 12:00pm
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Picture by Gary Ramage
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Picture by Gary Ramage

Labor has won one federal election from opposition, and almost another, by bowing to a Coalition narrative about the menace of refugee boat people and by consciously adopting a policy almost entirely identical to it.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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