Here is the actual quote from a paper by Gillard I referred to above -
“For the Left to make any real advance all these perspectives on the relationship to Labor in government need to be rejected in favour of a concept of strategic support for Labor governments. We need to recognise the only possibility for major social change is under a long period of Labor administration. Within that administration the Left needs to be willing to participate to shape political outcomes, recognising the need to except (sic) often unpalatable compromises in the short term to bolster the prospect of future advance. The task of pushing back the current political constraints by changing public opinion would need to be tackled by the Left through government, social movements and trade unions.”
Now what do you think of her turnaround? It is purely strategic.
Any comments on this AU election as it appears that the Left will be thrown from office after 100 years of control of the NSW? “THIS is it. The big day has finally arrived. The first day of the rest of NSW’s life. Our state has endured years of corrosive inertia at the hands of a Government and party that lost its way. As the Government went, so did NSW”, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/at-last-the-day-of-reckoning-dawns/story-e6frezz0-1226028283004