Tony Abbott

Part one -- busting myths about the election result

1. "Labor’s lowest primary vote for a century!" Well, yes, but no. The point is that every Labor primary vote is going to be low from now on. The knowledge/culture/policy producer class has broken away and is voting for the Greens. Barring truly weird events, Labor ain’t coming back. That’s minimum of 7% -- and as much as 12% -- down from the mid-40s votes the ALP hitherto enjoyed.