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Australia Labor lost because 'voters couldn't stand' Shorten

13:35  08 november  2019
13:35  08 november  2019 Source:

Bill Shorten pre-empts Labor autopsy

  Bill Shorten pre-empts Labor autopsy Bill Shorten has blamed "relentless" attacks on him for Labor's surprise election loss earlier this year. Responding to the Labor Party's post-election autopsy before it was formally released, the former opposition leader conceded some policy mistakes were made in the campaign but also singled on personal attacks on him."I note the review considered the relentless and unprecedented multi-million dollar political attacks on me by (Clive) Palmer and the Liberals successfully tarnished my public standing," Mr Shorten posted on Twitter."This is an important lesson for any future leader to confront.

If we cannot get a general election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote . If the Government is confident in negotiating a deal that working people, our economy and communities will benefit from they should not be afraid to put that deal to the public.

Davies said he used to vote Labour but lost respect for the party over the Iraq war and changed his vote . He should stand down – he has totally lost credibility.” Even before this I was hearing a lot of Conservative voters saying they couldn ’ t go for this bunch of Tories.

Sky News host Sharri Markson says Labor lost the federal election because “voters couldn’t stand” Bill Shorten, adding the party’s former leader “didn’t connect with what Australians want out of life”.

Labor released a report this week revealing several factors contributing to its May defeat.

Ms Markson said Mr Shorten “still seems to be harbouring future ambitions” despite losing the election twice.

She said he may plan on “sticking around in parliament for the next 20 years”.

She noted another reason for the party's defeat is its emphasis on progressive causes.

If Labor wants to win again, she said, it cannot prioritise progressive causes “at the expense of its core constituency of workers”. 

Greens senator lashes out at Labor's 'clean energy revolution' .
Greens Senator Nick McKim has hit out at Anthony Albanese’s push for a clean energy-driven jobs boom, telling Sky News that Labor needs to focus on a “policy that actually reflects and responds to that climate science” instead. The Tasmanian senator’s comments come as Labor leader Anthony Albanese prepares to deliver a speech in Perth on Tuesday, where he will push the case for a 'clean energy revolution' that promotes job creation, without jeopardising traditional industries like coal.Despite Anthony Albanese’s first vision statement as opposition leader, Mr McKim said “there’s not a lot to see here” from Labor.

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