“As one grizzled Labor veteran puts it, the ALP party room has a tendency to break into two tribes when it comes to border protection — and it’s not always down the Left or Right divide. It’s often down the lines of who remembers and who’s forgotten, or who simply wasn’t there. Many who lived through the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years are still scarred by what happened on the high seas and in parliamentary combat about boats”.
Source: ABC News
Summary (of a long-winded article): Morrison may have lost the battle but when the first boats arrive, Shorten will have lost the war.