Fitzgibbon ‘very optimistic’ to claim he moved Labor back to the centre

Joel Fitzgibbon is “very optimistic” to claim he managed to move the Labor Party back to the centre, according to former NSW Labor Treasurer Michael Costa.

“The fact of the matter is the Labor Party’s lost its way,” he told Sky News Andrew Bolt.

“The factors that contribute to this I think are the sort of nature of the career paths and the transition belts from branch membership into the parliamentary party.

“Unfortunately, the Labor Party is putting more emphasis on those middle class, lefty, inner suburban seats than it will ever put on these regional seats.”