Strong medicine needed for Labor's pain

Labor's disastrous primary vote said as much about its revolving door of leadership as it did about a fundamental lack of direction. Today's caucus meeting must go much deeper than picking Bill Shorten or Anthony Albanese.

With the remnants of the Labor caucus due to meet in Canberra today for the first post-election debrief, there is a long list of questions facing the newly minted Opposition. Chief among them is who Labor’s next leader will be but of significantly more consequence is the question that has been hanging over the party for more than a decade now: who does modern Labor represent?

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