The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - UPFRONT -

Op­po­si­tion Leader Steven Mar­shall has one of the most im­por­tant, and dif­fi­cult, jobs in South Aus­tralia. His first task is to en­sure the Gov­ern­ment is held ac­count­able. His sec­ond is to make the Lib­er­als ready to take over and do bet­ter. His third is to keep his own job – which, ba­si­cally, means do­ing the first two well. In 2014, the Lib­er­als out­polled La­bor, but Jay Weather­ill won in the seats that counted, and then out­ma­noeu­vred Mar­shall in the af­ter­math. Today he is older and wiser. But the lessons learned need to be about the next cam­paign, not the last one. Around the world, these are testing political times. Vot­ers are un­pre­dictable, re­ject­ing con­ven­tional lead­ers to vent their dis­con­tent. Today Pene­lope De­belle ex­plores how Mar­shall aims to keep his feet and win in this un­cer­tain and shift­ing land­scape.


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