Mark Latham Calls On ALP To Muscle Up; Attacks Staley; Abbott, Costello Respond

ALP frontbencher Mark Latham has called on the ALP to “muscle up” to the Howard government.

Latham said the Howard government had not just abandoned liberalism but conservatism as well. It engaged in “wedge politics” and “the politics of muck-raking”.

Latham referred to attacks by Senator Bill Heffernan on Justice Michael Kirby. He referred to the former Liberal MP Tony Staley as a “deformed character”.

Latham’s remarks provoked responses from Tony Abbott and Peter Costello.

  • May 03: Listen to Latham (3m)
  • May 06: Listen to Abbott (1m)
  • May 06: Listen to Costello (1m)
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