Labor’s 6 fatal mistakes part II

Labor's downfall at the next election can be attributed to six major mistakes. Part 2 covers off on their meek surrender to Abbott’s scare campaign and wasting their first two years using climate change as a political football.

Yesterday in Climate Spectator I explained how Labor’s woes stemmed from 6 critical mistakes when Rudd, Swan and Gillard lost sight of sound policy principles or abandoned rigorous process and failed to stand-up and defend major policy initiatives in spite of their uncomfortable warts.  These were:

1) Promising black and blue to deliver a budget surplus when it was highly unlikely to be achieved and not economically advisable;

2) Rushing the introduction of the mining tax and then rushing the subsequent renegotiation of the tax;



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