I do follow Australian politics reasonably closely, closely enough to know that it is a complicated beast that is not easily understood from the outside.
In light of the resignation of the foreign minister, Kevin Rudd, I’ve made contact with a few of my comrades in the ALP to get their view on things. Hopefully I’ll be getting a few different perspectives coming through in the next few hours and days. The first person I’ve spoken with, will be working on a more complete analysis, but feels this is an adequate first response:
In the mean time I believe this statement would fairly represent myself and my party colleagues:“Dear Australian Media: Fuck you”