Mr Marles admitted his own failings in the coal debate, where he called a potential collapse of global coal markets “a good thing,” saying the Adani debate left “rock solid Labor voters as collateral damage”. “We agonised over every word during press conferences on what at its heart was the business case of a private mining venture,” he will say. Recalling an interaction with a regional Queensland voter during the campaign, Mr Marles says in the speech “we made him and other Labor voters like him feel that our party looked down on him.” But he will say the election loss can’t be blamed on the “barbed fence of a mining project”. “They simply didn’t feel we went to the election offering them the tools to move forward, but instead we wanted them to settle for a range of subsidies,” he will say. Loading “That I believe speaks to where we sought to quarantine parts of our traditional base and offer handouts rather than hope.” He said Labor would win the next election if it could build “the strongest possible consensus” and “the broadest possible constituency for our policies”. “Labor wins when we stake out the political centre for ourselves,… Read full this story
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