July 23, 2013 | Graham

Sauce for the ganders?

We can tell whether Labor’s change to its rules to make Kevin Rudd leader for the term of his political life is a projection of Rudd’s naked self-interest, or a¬†genuine¬†attempt at reform, by applying a simple test.

Rudd is only one of 8 elected parliamentary Labor leaders. So if it’s an historically democratic move for the federal leader to be elected on this basis, and a good thing, then there is no reason it shouldn’t be applied to every state and territory leadership position.

I’m sure the Liberals are looking forward to every one of them being locked into place for the next elections.

Posted by Graham at 8:43 am | Comments (2) |
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  1. Good call, Graham. I would be delighted to see Daniel Andres lead Victorian Labor into next year’s state election.

    Just like in Queensland, there isn’t anyone decent in their ranks to overthrow him in favour of, even if it would take more than the measly five votes required in Queensland to satisfy Rudd’s caucus threshold!

    Comment by Yale Stephens — July 23, 2013 @ 9:16 am

  2. Well, we’ve all heard the talk, (gab feist) now we want to see the walk!
    More power to the people!
    Alan B. Goulding.

    Comment by Alan B. Goulding — July 23, 2013 @ 11:52 am

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