The next federal election will be close but Labor will have a “Mount Everest to climb” to succeed in a change in government, according to Shadow Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen.
“We’re competitive, we’re in for a shot,” Mr Bowen told Sky News Australia.
“I mean the Liberal and National parties do not turn out the lights and hand over government to the Labor Party.
“It’s a Mount Everest to climb, it’s only happened three times since the war – a change in government to the Labor Party.
“So it’s a big ask, it’s a big task ahead of us.”