It is fair enough to mutter, but this is a bit rich coming from a notoriously tendentious source:
The Australian Institute of Public Affairs (AIPA) says the weekend’s 2020 summit was just a public relations stunt by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The conservative think-tank’s executive director John Roskam told ABC radio’s The World Today program that the summit was a blatantly political exercise.
He said contributors had been handpicked to provide Labor with a “false mandate” for policies involving more government spending and regulation.
Mr Roskam said Federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson was a lone cynical voice among the contributors.
“I don’t think that anyone can claim that the Rudd Government has got a mandate from anyone other than its hand-selected friends,” he said… — ABC News.