Australia is going to an early and extraordinary election because Malcolm Turnbull thought there was political advantage in it for him. We shall see.
Labor remains the underdog but our strong policies in health, education and jobs make us highly competitive. We will fight hard every day to the poll to ensure the interests of working families are put first.
In the Hunter region, the Coalition is yet to endorse a candidate in any electorate. It says something about where we sit in the priorities of the Liberal and National Parties.
Labor enters this race with a determination to pose the question; what was the change from Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull all about? The face has changed but the policy framework has not.
SUNDAY, 8 MAY 2016