Hapless Shorten is trapped in a Rudd-Gillard time warp

Bill Shorten had a prime opportunity to sell the ETS plan Labor would take to the next election, but Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd got in his way.

Having watched the Ray Martin interview with Julia Gillard -- in response to which Kevin Rudd’s brutal and nasty submission to the Labor Party review of the 2013 election debacle was leaked to a journalist -- it was impossible not to think of Tony Abbott.

That is Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, who was in New York about to address the UN Security Council on the need for the world to unite to defeat the Islamic State terrorists.

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