Labor’s broader narrative resonates at the ballot box

Today in The Australian

That genius of modern politics, Edmund Blackadder, could have had Labor in mind when he said “we in the Adder Party are going to fight this campaign on issues, not personalities … because our candidate doesn’t have a personality”.

About Henry Ergas

Henry Ergas AO is a columnist for The Australian. From 2009 to 2015 he was Senior Economic Adviser to Deloitte Australia and from 2009 to 2017 was Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility. He joined SMART and Deloitte after working as a consultant economist at NECG, CRA International and Concept Economics. Prior to that, he was an economist at the OECD in Paris from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. At the OECD, he headed the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Structural Adjustment (1984-1987), which concentrated on improving the efficiency of government policies in a wide range of areas, and was subsequently Counsellor for Structural Policy in the Economics Department. He has taught at a range of universities, undertaken a number of government inquiries and served as a Lay Member of the New Zealand High Court. In 2016, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia.
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5 Responses to Labor’s broader narrative resonates at the ballot box

  1. stackja

    Labor’s broader narrative of more free stuff using OPM resonates at the ballot box.

  2. H B Bear

    Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what you can take from your fellow citizen.

  3. John Constantine

    We can be assured that their oozing Shortfilth won’t be fighting an election on honesty and decency and love of his country.

    Although their United Nations turnbullites could even lose that.


  4. Shy Ted

    No personalities but plenty of personality disorders.

  5. sfw

    This could apply to both major parties, no personalities, no courage and no policies.

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