Australia's 'most progressive state' has a lot to answer for.
It’s a measure of how corroded by cynicism Labor has become that this proposal got anywhere at all. It is an act of political cowardice.
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Or does reinstating Somyurek suggest there has been no fundamental culture shift within the ALP?
From factory closures to housing and transport policies, Daniel Andrews' Labor have proven themselves to govern for the middle classes.
Forget the line about no federal implications from Victoria: Scott Morrison is rapidly running out of time to avoid a federal debacle, and he might kill off a good government in NSW along the way.
Some of the worst results corresponded with the electorates of federal MPs who helped bring the party to its present state by backing Peter Dutton's bid for the leadership.
Labor and the Greens in both NSW and Victoria have forfeited their right to the support of progressives.