« Back to Publications

Shorten on Trump’s anti-globalisation agenda

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.’

The TJRyan Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material available on this website. The TJRyan Foundation reserves the right to change information or material on this website at any time without notice. Links from this site to external, non-TJRyan Foundation websites should not be construed as implying any relationship with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content by the TJR Foundation, nor any commercial relationship with the owners of any external site. Should any TJRyan research project be funded by an individual or organisation the source of funding will be stated beside the research report. In all other cases contributions are provided on a pro bono basis.
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.