Crossposted from geoffrobinson.info
In many respects modern Labor has returned to the type of inward musing that it engaged in after 1996. Then there was an assortment of vaguely defined rhetoric about the party’s perceived excessive social liberalism, these critics however were very vague as to exactly what alternative policies they proposed, instead they preferred to focus on what social liberals were alleged to think about former Labor voters. Gillard’s comments are interesting here:
Every generation seeks to rise above the circumstances of its birth. This week, the Australian Labor Government has given thousands of disadvantaged young people the opportunity to do so by prising open the doors of the country’s universities.