A sort of justice. Labor suffered electorally while it presided over an economy doing well for most of the last three years so there will a kind of justice if it gets rewarded now that conditions are worsening. Under the normal rules of politics today's rising unemployment figure would be a severe setback. Not so if the initial media reaction is anything to go by.
If anything it gives Kevin Rudd the perfect defence to those Coalition attacks on Labor for bringing the budget back into balance. Following that policy would simply make the unemployment figure higher.
Today's election indicator.