It hasn’t taken long for the defeated Liberal Party to give their tired old jukebox of classic Tory hits a swift kick to get it playing a familiar tune.
Less than a week into his tenure as Liberal leader, Peter Dutton had already begun banging on about a mythical group of Australians who are forever carrying an unfair burden on behalf of the rest of us – the mythical “forgotten Australians”.
Just who are the ‘forgotten people’ who loom so large in the Liberals’ imagination? And why is Dutton starting his time as leader making a pitch in their direction?
The ACTU’s resident labour historian, Dr. Liam Byrne, is our guest this week as we go in search of the “forgotten Australians”.
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About the hosts
Sally Rugg – @sallyrugg
Francis Leach, ACTU – @SaintFrankly