Opinion: Breaking up is hard to do: how the ALP can differ from the Greens

April 10, 2015

Gary Wickham webMurdoch University’s Emeritus Professor Gary Wickham says it is both heartening and perplexing that the ALP is determined to let voters know that Labor is not allied with the Greens.

In his opinion piece in the The Conversation he says it’s heartening because since it aligned itself with the Greens in 2010-2013 it is obvious that the electorate will punish any failure by Labor to mark its independence. It’s also heartening because a political party that isn’t sure what it stands for isn’t really a party.

Professor Wickham says it’s perplexing because the party seems uncertain about where to look to find an independent progressive direction that can win elections.

The full article can be read here.

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