“Catholic Keneally urges party to win back the ‘people of faith'”
Kristina Keneally says her Catholic faith encouraged her to join Labor, as she lamented the party’s failure to keep religious communities on side after embracing a more progressive agenda. Labor’s new deputy Senate leader, who was yesterday named as the opposition home affairs and immigration spokeswoman, declared there was a time when Labor would have been seen as a natural home for ‘people like me’.
‘There would have been a time when Labor would have been seen as a natural home for people like me. I think that perhaps in the embrace of a broader agenda — that I think is right about inclusion and equality — we haven’t always taken people of faith with us’.
‘When I ran for Bennelong, the thing that surprised me the most was the extent to which the highly religious communities in that electorate wanted to talk to me about refugees on Manus Island and Nauru’.
Source: The Australian
She no longer thinks it is a good idea to subject migrants to piracy, or drowning them? Why the back flip?
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