BRENDAN O’CONNOR WARNS AGAINST DUMPING POLICY PLATFORM: SAYS WIN WITHIN ‘STRIKING DISTANCE’

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Veteran Labor figure warns against dumping policy platform, says win within ‘striking distance’

Rob Harris
By Rob Harris

September 25, 2019

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Veteran Labor figure Brendan O’Connor will caution his colleagues against scrapping key policies it took to the election, reminding them there was “just a kick” in the May 18 result and a win is “within striking distance”.

A member of the frontbench under four Labor leaders, Mr O’Connor says it would be “foolish” to cave in to the demands of their opponents and wipe the slate clean.

Veteran Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Connor says the next election is "within striking distance" for the party, warning against dumping its entire 2019 election agenda.
Veteran Labor frontbencher Brendan O’Connor says the next election is “within striking distance” for the party, warning against dumping its entire 2019 election agenda.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN

In a speech to the John Curtin Research Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday night, the Victorian MP will say it would be “a mistake” to jettison almost everything Labor took to the voters after six years of “disciplined” and “united” opposition.

He will also rail against the financial advantage of some election candidates such as billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer, noting there have been calls for caps on political donations and election spending, which are already in place in Canada, Britain and New Zealand.

When searching for the elusive causes of defeat, we have to be particularly careful not to abandon those proposals which had support and are critical to this country’s future,” Mr O’Connor will say.

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Some of the critiques to date, especially from outside the party, remind me of those absurd footy match reviews where despite the margins being very close, extol only the excellence of the winners and denigrate the virtues of the vanquished, even when there was just a kick in it.

The Opposition has been riddled with internal angst over its future policy platform since May, with party president Wayne Swan warning against dropping its tax-and-spend agenda, such as scrapping franking credits, ending negative gearing on new homes and rolling back personal income tax cuts for the rich.

He earned a rebuke from current frontbencher Mark Butler, a close ally of Labor leader Anthony Albanese, who said “when you get your backside handed to you by Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog, it’s time for some serious reflection”.

Former prime ministers Paul Keating and Kevin Rudd have also been critical of former leader Bill Shorten’s election campaign, with Mr Keating saying Labor lost because it was proposing higher taxes and not because the public rejected bold policy reform.

Mr O’Connor will say the close margin – the Coalition claimed a one-seat majority – is a telling reminder that however difficult federal election wins are for Labor, the next election is “within striking distance”.

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The review of the party’s election lossheaded by former cabinet minister Craig Emerson and ex-South Australian premier Jay Weatherill, needs to be “dispassionate” and comprehensive”, he will say.

“We must identify our failings, but we should not be so foolish to consign what we did well to the political scrap heap. And only fools would listen to what their opponents think they should do.”

Mr O’Connor believes Labor had been “focused, disciplined, united” and that was accompanied by the “most comprehensive policy agenda since [former prime minister Gough] Whitlam”.

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“This misplaced confidence was reinforced by the constant affirmation provided by the published polls for several years, and most remarkably, right up until the exit polls predicted a comfortable Labor victory on election night,” he will say. “But the polls were wrong and we were wrong.”

Mr Albanese said on Tuesday he would give his “first vision statement” next month about “the future directions of what a Labor government would look like”.

He said it would be about jobs and the future of work and that he would continue to “show leadership” on climate change.

“What we need is a comprehensive policy not just a slogan. And that is what Labor will be determined to pursue,” Mr Albanese said.

Rob Harris

Rob Harris is the National Affairs Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House in Canberra

SOURCE: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/veteran-labor-figure-warns-against-dumping-policy-platform-says-win-within-striking-distance-20190924-p52ujg.html#comments

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