On where the Rudd Government stands after promising to govern differently, Waterford says
It's been pretty much downhill since, particularly in matters readily placeable in a moral or idealistic calculus. The environment? Too hard, sorry. Refugees? Race you to the bottom. Aborigines? Just shut them up, please. Or shut them down. Democracy and debate in the party? No time. Probity and integrity with public money? Plllllease.
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