Opposition Matters

There were as many matters that set the Opposition apart from the Abbott government as there were policies that aligned them. Marriage equality, renewable energy and an emissions trading scheme were chief among the former, and national security, border protection, boat turn-backs and parliamentary entitlements were striking instances of the latter. Although the policy changes were not greeted with spontaneous praise or universal agreement, all Labor party factions were bound to support their leader.

Shorten to the Point

Fiona Katauskas, Eureka Street,

Gay Marriage

Dean Alston, The West Australian,

ALP, Nothing To Hide

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Union Royal Commission

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Shorten's World 2030

John Spooner, The Age,

Bipartisanship and Boats

Matt Golding, The Age,

The Front of Burke

Bill Leak, The Australian,

The Killing Season

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,