Age: “Labor frontbencher Carmen Lawrence

Age: “Labor frontbencher Carmen Lawrence today resigned from Labor’s shadow cabinet in protest at the party’s new immigration policy.”

“Dr Lawrence said it was time for Labor to have some ideals and to stop playing politics on Prime Minister John Howard’s turf.
She said Labor’s immigration policy was an improvement on what she described as the moral panic of the policy they took to last year’s election after the MV Tampa, but the new policy did not go far enough.”
Carmen, don’t go!