Josh Gordon reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (13.11.16) on a speech by Bill Shorten:
‘Shorten last week came under fire for branding the US President-elect “barking mad”.
‘On Sunday, he did not resile from his criticisms, delivering a scathing assessment of the “trickle down” approach to economic management blamed for marginalising large sections of American society, while rewarding the rich and corporations.
‘But in a spirited speech at the Mooney Valley Racecourse, Mr Shorten also appeared to adopt a measure of Mr Trump’s anti-globalisation agenda, declaring that the US election had shown “old certainties are shifting”, while criticising the importation of foreign workers on special 457 visas.
‘”We in the house of labor must understand that in the mining towns, the manufacturing suburbs and regional communities of our country our fellow Australians are hungry for recognition, hungry for Australia’s political parties and leaders to recognise that the economy is not currently working in the interests of ordinary Australians,” he said.’