Why Shorten should fear a WA Senate re-run

Labor has failed to capitalise on mass job losses under Abbott. If the High Court sends Western Australians back to the ballot box, right-leaning parties look set to benefit.

By the end of today, Western Australians should know whether or not they’ll be headed to the polls to vote again to send six new senators to Canberra. The safest bet, at the time of writing, is that they will. 

Five months on from the federal election, it must be said that what should have been an opportunity for the Labor Party to gain ground looks to have become more of a hiding to nothing. 

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