February 23, 2013
It's a certainty according the Canberra Press Gallery. The Coalition will win the 2013 federal election and win it well. Maybe even take the Senate. Labor is a lost cause.
They say that Labor has retreated to protecting its core blue collar union base. Its lost the plot. The electorate has made up its mind, is deaf to Labor's policies and sees Labor as a party of sectional interests remote from the concerns of ordinary people.
The Coalition will then undo what Labor has done. So we need to start thinking about what kind of Australia that would be.
Though there is a deep nostalgia in some sections of the electorate of the electorate for the Australia they grew up in, I'm not sure that the communitarian traditionalists will withstand the creative destruction wrought by a free wheeling capitalism. Nor will the Coalition reinvigorate civil society.