Via The Saturday Paper comes perhaps the the guy who most embodies why Labor lost the unlosable election:
John Howard once called himself the Liberal Party’s most conservative leader. His successors, however, have outdone him. Scott Morrison and Tony Abbott are easily more conservative than Howard, who has now slipped to bronze on the ranking of most conservative Liberal leaders. The brand of “just say no to change” conservatism that has dominated the modern Liberal Party is incompatible with small-l liberalism.
Small-l liberalism means recognising that open markets are fundamental to boosting prosperity and standing up for minority rights. It means valuing both markets and multiculturalism.
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