Before he joined Labor, Garrett's world view consisted of an uncompromising left-wing agenda on foreign and economic policy, and a certain moral conservatism on some social issues (ie, abortion, in-vitro fertilisation) along with an overarching commitment to the environment. Now all attitudes will have to be accommodated to ALP policy.
It has taken the media a while to treat Garrett as the politician that he is rather than the rock star that he was. There is no place for fawning interviews or a turn-the-other-way attitude when it comes to exposing Garrett's hypocracies. No doubt we can expect plenty more from conservative columnists and politicians alike.