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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten: I'll lead like a unionist

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bill Shorten says he still thinks like a union organiser, and if he wins the election he will take a similar approach to the office of prime minister as he did to leading the Australian Workers Union.
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Peta Credlin: Tony Abbott's former chief-of-staff says Bill Shorten is a real contender at election

The Australian - ‎21 hours ago‎
Peta Credlin says the federal election is the government's to lose as Bill Shorten “gets his act together'' and becomes a “real contender''.
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Of Jesuits and political assassination: Bill Shorten on himself

The Australian Financial Review - ‎13 hours ago‎
But Bill Shorten's For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia's future may - as he has done with voters in the last couple of months - surprise readers.
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Bill Shorten loses ground even before election's official start

The Australian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Turnbull has declared this year's election will be about trust and the Coalition is already reinforcing the lack of trust in the electorate about power prices and “Electricity Bill”. Shorten tried to turn the trust issue against Turnbull by pointing to ...
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Bill Shorten to reinstate disability commissioner, dump freedom role

The Australian - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Bill Shorten today announced that, if elected, he would reinstate the disability advocacy post eliminated in 2014 and abolish the position of Human Rights Commissioner vacated earlier this year by Tim Wilson, now a Liberal candidate for parliament ...
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Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten stake out election ground

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten stake out election ground. Share; Share via Email · Share on Google Plus · Post on facebook wall · Share on twitter · Post to Linkedin · Share on Reddit.
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Education shapes as election battleground as Bill Shorten promises $150m upgrade to UTAS

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Mr Shorten said the upgrades would transform Tasmania's future. "The creation of jobs in Tasmania, the diversification of the Tasmanian economy is the best positive plan that Labor can have for Tasmania," he said.

Federal election 2016: Bill Shorten takes campaign to the Brisbane line

The Australian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Bill Shorten has the seat of Petrie, north of Brisbane, firmly in his sights. Not only is it notionally the Coalition's most marginal electorate - held by Liberal National Party backbencher and former pest-control business owner Luke Howarth on 0.53 ...

Union bid to legislate penalty rates if Bill Shorten wins

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Unions in Victoria will push Bill Shorten to enshrine penalty rates in legislation if Labor wins the federal election and the Fair Work Commission decides to cut Sunday penalties.

Bill Shorten musters the energy for risky election bid

The Australian - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
All this makes Shorten politically brave in putting forward an ETS and a near doubling of Australia's emissions target.
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Bill Shorten pledges $200m for Ipswich Motorway

Brisbane Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Ipswich Motorway is one of the most congested roads in south-east Queensland. Photo: Harrison Saragossi. Mr Shorten's announcement on the Ipswich Motorway builds on a $200 million commitment from the state government and the money would be ...
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$168m pledge to fix notorious bottleneck

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Mr Shorten said if the ALP was successful at the July 2 federal election, work to widen the 4km section of road from the Eight Mile Plains merge to the Rochedale Rd exit at Springwood would start in 2017.
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Labor won't fight any Fair Work Commission decision to cut Sunday penalty rates: Bill Shorten

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
A Labor government would accept the decision of the Fair Work Commission on Sunday penalty rates, even if the commission opts to reduce them, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says. Mr Shorten's comments came as reports suggested the commission could ...
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Bill Shorten first out of blocks as phoney fight kicks off

The Australian - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Shorten lambasted Turnbull's tax-reform plans, from raising the GST to state income tax, while accusing the government of wasting taxpayers' funds on a “stunt” recall of parliament.

Bill Shorten uneasy over Kidman cattle empire overseas sale

The Australian - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
But on the other hand, you've got to make sure that Australian assets which are sold are in the national interest,” Mr Shorten told Melbourne's 3AW radio. “With this deal we want the Government to brief us on all of it. We don't know the whole deal ...

Shorten's attack on savers is a political game changer

The Australian - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Firstly, Shorten and his shadow treasurer Chris Bowen believed that it was to their advantage to announce such a volley of attacks well before the poll.
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Sophie Mirabella's Wangaratta hospital claim a 'staggering revelation', Bill Shorten says

ABC Online - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
"That is $10 million that Wangaratta hasn't had because Cathy got elected." Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today said it was a "staggering revelation".