Labor is fighting a false war that overlooks its real challenge


By Dr Lindy EdwardsPosted Sun 10 Nov 2019 at 5:00amSunday 10 Nov 2019 at 5:00am, updated Sun 10 Nov 2019 at 10:23amSunday 10 Nov 2019 at 10:23am

Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese
Labor must do hard and overdue work to move past its election failure.(AAP: Mick Tsikas)

Labor’s election post-mortem delivered a mixed message on the party’s key strategic challenge, setting the scene for an ongoing battle within the party over how to balance the views of its inner city and outer urban constituencies.

However the terms of this debate set the scene for a false war and risk distracting the party from finding the solutions to the real challenge it faces.

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