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Labor labours on

By DEAN LAWSON
Some of us found ourselves chuckling as we followed the Federal Labor Party circus in the media last week.
It was hard to keep a straight face when the serious intrigue and plotting involving some of our parliamentary heavyweights started to resemble a distorted and bizarre form of school-yard tiggy.
The only thing missing from all the bluster and log-jam of microphones and commentary for a few hours last Thursday was someone saying ‘you’re it’.
In the end, an awful lot of ‘nothing’ happened and Julia Gillard retained the Labor Party leadership and in turn remained in control of the country.
In a typical Australian response, satirical jokes were soon flowing through social communication channels like a flash flood – quips such as ‘I’ve seen a better ‘spill’ in my kitchen’ quickly doing the rounds.
Some people suggested the whole saga would have made a great subject for a Shakespearean comedy.  Others were less refined, suggesting that key Labor Party personalities should call themselves the ‘Wizards of Oz’ because they were searching for a heart, a brain and a soul in the absence of traditional Labor Party values and integrity.
The reality of course is that as far as Australian governance goes – this was far from funny at all.

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Posted on Mar 28 2013

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