Carmen’s Poisoned chalise
As if Labour don’t have enough problems the Left is obviously in the ascendancy in the party as they hand Carmen (I can’t remember) Lawrence the poisoned chalice. Matt Price thinks her election refills the Coalition’s magazines here while Steve Lewis and Megan Saunders write on Carmen’s vowing to reach out to voters. Less than a year after resigning from the Labor front bench in disgust at its policy direction, Dr Lawrence has received a strong mandate from ordinary ALP members to soften the Opposition’s stance on border protection and national security. Try a different spin on that one. Less than a year after resigning from the front bench and only a few years since she was kicked out of West Australia after lying to a Royal Commission, Carmen has received a strong mandate from the party’s Left Wing to alter the ALP’s stance on illegals to one where people smugglers decide who Australia should accept as refugees. Go for it, Carmen.