Bill Kelty’s awkward syntax and mumbled diction have always been a bit of a paradox. For 17 years to 2000, he was the influential head of the industrial wing of the labour movement - a crucial ideas generator for the most successful ALP federal government in our history.
He was also a gifted communicator, there being few people who could pack more meaning into so few words.
It makes for a startling contrast with the current crop of politicians who rely on workshopped lines and regard not being trapped into revealing what they actually think as the mark of a successful interview.
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