Behind the gloss, Labor has a brand problem, an authenticity problem. Many voters appear to have concluded that -- while not much divides the two major parties -- Labor does not stand for much anymore. It is also beholden to the unions, exemplified best by looking no further than Shorten and his background.
Journalist, author, former Washington Correspondent for The Australian
Brad Norington has more than 30 years experience as a journalist writing for The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald. He was The Australian's Washington correspondent during the first term of the Obama administration, and later as their chief reporter in Sydney, he tracked the real story behind disgraced corruption whistleblower Kathy Jackson and her partner Michael Lawler in a lengthy investigation series.