Albanese courts Christian groups in social justice pitch
“Ultimately, it boils down to a fair go for all. It is a sense of fairness that Jesus’ teaching radiates throughout the books of the New Testament,” Mr Albanese will say according to the draft notes of the speech.
“And it informs the powerful and compelling tradition of Catholic social teaching.”
Labor has made employment and social inequality a key platform as the party attempts to return to government after three successive election defeats.
Mr Albanese has sought to re-engage with Christian communities in the past 12 months after a review of Labor’s disastrous 2019 election loss found the party would be wise to reconnect with people of faith on social justice issues and emphasise its historic links with mainstream churches.
The Labor leader has described himself as a…