The morning after the ALP’s federal election defeat in 2001, its National Secretary, Geoff Walsh, was interviewed on Channel 7′ Sunrise program.
Walsh argued that the ALP had done well to claw back the scale of its defeat.
The election resulted in Prime Minister John Howard winning his third successive election.
Opposition Leader Kim Beazley stood down after the election defeat. Although he returned to the leadership in 2005, he never again contested an election as leader.
- Watch Walsh on Sunrise (10m)