Well, the ALP finally appears to have finally realised that its not the 1950s anymore, and that everyone no longer eats Vegemite, considers Aborigines “fauna”, and checks to see if there are any Reds under the bed before enjoying a good snooze, as it has finally incorporated equal marriage rights into its platform. Funny, with all this economic “modernisation” (i.e. preparing the way for austerity capitalism) they are always blathering about, you might expect their social policy to have “modernised” along with the times more quickly, given the solid and consistent majority support for equal marriage rights in recent years. However, with perhaps the only worthwhile reform to have been reluctantly made by Labor during the whole Gillard administration, it then does what is characteristic of the modern day Labor Party, and takes enormous retrograde steps backwards- and approves the sale of uranium to India, a surefire way to ensure global stability and cease the evil of nuclear weapon proliferation. Not to speak of the callous inhumanity of Labor’s refugee policy, which almost makes John HoWARd appear like a bleeding heart softie for refugees. Ah yes, the Labor Party, moving forward into a bright future by proving itself to be just as loyal a servant of the ruling class as the Liberals. Well done, old chaps!