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Greens, Coalition tax reform deal: Bill Shorten issues warning

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has warned about any deal between the Greens and the Coalition over tax reform. Australians should be worried about any deal the Coalition strikes with the Greens on tax reform, Bill Shorten said today, claiming a ...

Bill Shorten Promises Indigenous Recognition Referendum Within A Year

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A Shorten Labor government would hold a referendum on constitutional recognition within its first year in office, the opposition leader has promised.

Bill Shorten well wide of the mark with Medicare scare campaign

The Australian Financial Review - ‎8 hours ago‎
The government has said it is investigating outsourcing some administration of Medicare. This will help it more efficiently process, in real time, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medicare subsidies as they follow the patients.
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Bill Shorten stops short of backing Labor leaders' calls to let asylum seekers stay

ABC Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has stopped short of backing calls from state Labor leaders for a group of asylum seekers to remain in Australia.

Shorten misses the boat on refugees

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Bill Shorten had that air about him yesterday as he stood to deliver the first question of the day in a new Parliamentary week.

Shorten 'badgered' at town hall meeting - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Picture: Jonathan Ng Bill Shorten chatted with locals after the meeting. Picture: Jonathan Ng. Mr Shorten, who arrived with his wife Chloe and three children, received a rousing welcome from the room, but was booed when the topic turned to Badgerys Creek.

Bill Shorten haunted by AWU's dirty Cleanevent deal

The Australian - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Among Labor people, it is said that the leader, Bill Shorten, would do the deals no one else would to get where he wants to go.
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Bill Shorten: not giving up (even if everyone else already has)

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
You will be struggling to find anyone in federal politics, as the political year begins, who thinks Bill Shorten has a snowflake's chance of winning this year's federal election.
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Bill Shorten's vote slump forces an ALP strategic rethink

The Australian - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
While Labor accepts Mr Shorten is entering dangerous territory in terms of poor personal support in Victoria, he retains broad factional support.
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Bill Shorten unveils new policies designed to protect workers from being ripped off

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Labor leader Bill Shorten has unveiled a suite of new policy measures designed to protect Australian workers from being ripped off by dodgy bosses.
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Bill Shorten tells the nation people should 'not give up on lettuce' amid salmonella outbreak - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Lettuce enthusiast Bill Shorten is urging people not to give up on the vegetable after a salmonella outbreak. The federal Labor leader sparked a social-media frenzy earlier this year when he attempted small talk with a shopper about their favourite ...
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Private sector to deliver Medicare benefits under radical government proposal

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has seized on the development, calling the government "anti-Medicare". "The Liberals are always running around attacking Medicare.
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Bill Shorten writes to US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz over 'offensive and incorrect' gun claims

ABC Online - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
"Twenty years after the chilling tragedy of Port Arthur, along with many Australians, I regard gun law reform as John Howard's finest achievement in office," Mr Shorten wrote. "Contrary to your comments, reducing the number and restricting the ...
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Bill Shorten has words with Labor Premier Jay Weatherill after friendly fire over funding promises

ABC Online - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
Mr Shorten reiterated to reporters in Melbourne the package would be funded by increasing tobacco excise, cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational companies, and abolishing the Coalition's Emissions Reduction Fund and "baby bonus" scheme.
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Bill Shorten starts parliamentary year with censure motion

The Australian - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Leader of the Opposition Bill Shortens began the parliamentary year with a censure motion designed to embarrass Malcolm Turnbull. Bill Shorten kicked off the election year in parliament with a censure motion reaffirming Malcolm Turnbull's historical ...
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Bill Shorten, Labor, to fully fund Gonski education plan

The Australian - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
Bill Shorten today pledged to fully fund the six years of the Gonski education reforms that former prime minister Julia Gillard agreed with state and territory leaders in 2013.
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Your Child, Our Prison Island: Bill Shorten Is Here To Save The (Non-Refugee) Children

New Matilda - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Undeterred, leader Bill Shorten ventured to the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro this morning along with his Shadow Education Minister Kate Ellis, spruiking the party's promise to have 95 per cent of Aussie tots make it all the way through to a year 12 ...

Wince and a nudge: time to go, Bill Shorten

The Australian - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
For anyone but a sadist, the Bill Shorten show is increasingly hard to watch. In the 24-hour news cycle, politics has become something of a blood sport.
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Question Time: Stuart Robert; Medicare; Turnbull attacks Shorten

The Australian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Bill Shorten opened Question Time with a demand that Malcolm Turnbull rule out privatising Medicare, a reference to a news report in The West Australian.
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Bill Shorten lacks coherent Gonski plan: Jay Weatherill

The Australian - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
The Premier's remarks come after 10 days of Labor Party turmoil over the GST, sparked by Mr Weatherill's comments in The Australian last week that Mr Shorten must face the “undeniable reality” of a federal budget revenue problem and consider raising ...