Tanya Plibersek attacks rightwing claims of patriotism: 'They’re wrong'

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‘You can be a progressive and love your country: I do. You can cherish this nation and yet want to make it better,’ deputy Labor leader says

Labor’s deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, says progressives can be patriots, and an intrinsic part of cherishing your nation is the desire to make it better.

Plibersek used the Wran lecture on Tuesday night to make the case for inclusive citizenship and to argue the cause of advancing rights must not be the preserve of “the already elite and powerful”.

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