Albanese’s new policy faces old challenges, as Plibersek shows relegation

A platform of respect and inclusion helped Anthony Albanese win the election. However, the new Prime Minister’s treatment of Tanya Plibersek suggests empty promises.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek (Image: AAP / Lukas Coch)
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek (Image: AAP / Lukas Coch)

Evidence is always sought in the pudding, and that is what will happen in any analysis of the new way of doing things promised by Anthony Albanese.

The promise is late and welcome. A more respectful Parliament, with less bad behavior. Better language. A greater focus on ideas rather than personalities.

It looks just like what the voters have ordered. But in that context, two announcements from the new prime minister are worth considering.

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