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Bill Shorten: Australian politician
William Richard Shorten is an Australian politician who served as Leader of the Opposition and leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from 2013 to 2019. Shorten was first elected as the member of parliament (MP) for Maribyrnong in 2007, and was a cabinet minister in the Gillard and Rudd Governments from 2010 to 2013.

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Bill Shorten wears the responsibility for Labor’s election loss

Former opposition leader Bill Shorten says he's given up his aim to be prime minister but wants to stay in public life and represent people for decades.
SBS - Published

'Buck stops with me': Bill Shorten says Labor’s election loss was his fault

Former opposition leader Bill Shorten says he's given up his aim to be prime minister but wants to stay in public life and represent people for decades.
SBS - Published

Shorten says Labor's loss was his fault

Former opposition leader Bill Shorten says he's given up his aim to be prime minister but wants to stay in public life and represent people for decades.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Praise Bill or bury him?

Authors of the review into Labor's federal election wipeout are debating how much of the blame to ship home to Bill Shorten.
The Age - Published

Class action launched against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt system

Lawyers and former Labor leader Bill Shorten have unveiled a class action against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt welfare recovery scheme.
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CBD Melbourne

Victorian Labor secretary Samuel Rae’s decision to leave his post in the wake of Bill Shorten’s federal election thrashing was predictable. But his new job is a bit of a surprise.
The Age - Published

Bill Shorten's dinner dummy spit leaves a sour taste

No one expected the former Labor leader to have an easy time adjusting to life as a mere frontbencher after his marathon stint at the despatch box.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Short tempers around the Lazy Susan

No one expected Bill Shorten to have an easy time adjusting to life as a mere frontbencher after his marathon stint at the dispatch box.
The Age - Published

Shorten queries NDIS executive exodus

Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten wants to know why so many senior personnel in charge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme are leaving their posts.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Shorten's Bintang there, and done that

With the demise of the Currawong Workers’ Holiday Camp on the Northern Beaches, where are former unionists expected to go for their well-earned breaks? If you’re ex-Labor leader and one-time..
The Age - Published

Anthony Albanese announces new Labor portfolios

Former Labor leader Bill Shorten will look after the National Insurance Disability Scheme and government services under the opposition's new shadow portfolios.
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Shorten denies wanting to topple Albanese

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will spend the next few days deciding on portfolios for his shadow ministry team, which includes former leader Bill Shorten.
SBS - Published

'Vested interests' sank ALP victory: Albo

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will spend the next few days deciding on portfolios for his shadow ministry team, which includes former leader Bill Shorten.
SBS - Published

Albanese turns mind to portfolio decisions

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will spend the next few days deciding on portfolios for his shadow ministry team, which includes former leader Bill Shorten.
SBS - Published

'We were up against corporate leviathans': Shorten hits back after election loss

Bill Shorten has formally handed over the Labor leadership to Anthony Albanese.
SBS - Published

Shorten blames loss on 'vested interests'

Bill Shorten blames 'corporate leviathans' and the media for Labor's election loss, saying hundreds of millions of dollars was spent spreading lies and fear.
SBS - Published

Key quotes from Albanese's caucus speech

Anthony Albanese has given his first speech to the federal caucus as the newly elected Labor leader, taking over from Bill Shorten on Thursday.
SBS - Published

Bill Shorten lashes out at 'corporate leviathans' in first address since election loss

Bill Shorten has told his Labor colleagues he looks forward to continuing to serve the party.
SBS - Published

Albanese says Shorten welcome on frontbench

Anthony Albanese says his Labor predecessor, Bill Shorten, still has a place in the party.
SBS - Published

'Certainly a place': New Labor leader Albanese says predecessor Shorten welcome on frontbench

Anthony Albanese says his Labor predecessor, Bill Shorten, still has a place in the party.
SBS - Published

Albanese breaking from Shorten's tactics

Anthony Albanese says he was arguing against some of Bill Shorten's policies last year, as he continues to break from the previous Labor leader.
SBS - Published

'Got it wrong': New Labor leader Albanese distances himself from Shorten’s tactics

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is further distancing himself from Bill Shorten's policies and tactics as he bids to win back votes in Queensland.
SBS - Published

ALP's Neumann still has plenty to give

Bill Shorten has asked Labor supporters to lock in behind the new leadership team, likely to be Anthony Albanese and a new deputy.
SBS - Published

Shorten wants Labor to back new leaders

Bill Shorten has asked Labor supporters to lock in behind the new leadership team, likely to be Anthony Albanese and a new deputy.
SBS - Published

Shorten tells Labor the 'fight goes on'

With Sydney MP Anthony Albanese all but confirmed as the next federal leader of the Labor Party, an equality lobby group wants women in his leadership team.
SBS - Published

Senator Wong throws support behind Albanese, as Shorten backs rival for Labor leadership

Senior Labor frontbenchers Chris Bowen and Anthony Albanese will continue trying to convince their party they should be at its helm.
SBS - Published

Supporters of Biloela Tamil family 'not giving up' after shock election result

Labor's Bill Shorten had said if he won Saturday's election his party would reopen the case of the Biloela Tamil family.
SBS - Published

Julia Gillard reportedly backs Tanya Plibersek as Labor leadership battle gets underway

Bill Shorten has called a meeting of the party's national executive on Monday as part of the process to select a new leader, with former PM Gillard putting her vote behind Plibersek.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison looks to refresh ministry as he awaits in-doubt results

Coalition supporters are celebrating a remarkable election win as Labor prepares for a leadership contest to replace Bill Shorten.
SBS - Published

Senior Labor figures to meet on leadership after election disappointment

Labor members are set to meet urgently to select a new leader after Bill Shorten's defeat in the federal elections.
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Labor close to claiming second NT seat

Labor looks to have held the Northern Territory's two seats, but Bill Shorten had promised more funding for projects in the Territory than the Coalition.
SBS - Published

Ministry refresh, more frontbench women on cards after ScoMo’s 'miracle' win

Coalition supporters are celebrating a remarkable election win as Labor prepares for a leadership contest to replace Bill Shorten.
SBS - Published

I'm the best to lead Labor: Albanese

Tanya Plibersek says she is considering whether to stand for the Labor leadership after Bill Shorten announced he was stepping down after the election loss.
SBS - Published

Albanese to contest Labor leadership

Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese will again nominate for the leadership, in the wake of Bill Shorten's resignation after losing the federal election.
SBS - Published

Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanks Australia after 'miracle' election victory

Coalition supporters are celebrating a remarkable election win as Labor prepares for a leadership contest to replace Bill Shorten.
SBS - Published

Tanya Plibersek considers run for Labor leadership to replace Bill Shorten

Labor will hold a leadership ballot after the party suffered a shock election loss.
SBS - Published

Shorten reign over as Labor loses in shock

Bill Shorten will give up the Labor leadership after the opposition's shock election loss to Scott Morrison and the coalition.
SBS - Published

From union boss to wannabe PM: Bill Shorten's career timeline

Bill Shorten was long touted as a potential prime minister by many within the Labor Party. But on election night 2019, it wasn't to be. Here, SBS News looks back at his political career.
SBS - Published

Bill Shorten will step down as Labor leader after election defeat

The Labor leader says he will go as opposition leader after a shock result for the party.
SBS - Published

Labor leader concedes cannot win Australian election

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said late on Saturday evening that the Labor Party would not be able to form government and he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to..
Reuters - Published

Shorten’s class war and climate change cost Labor: John Howard

John Howard says Bill Shorten was wrong to run a "class warfare" campaign and Labor lost big in Queensland because it didn't support the Adani coalmine.
SBS - Published

Shattered Labor faithful face dire results

Labor supporters are filing in to the party's election night function ahead of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's arrival.
SBS - Published

Nervous Labor supporters awaiting results

Labor supporters are filing in to the party's election night function ahead of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's arrival.
SBS - Published

Labor tipped to win federal election

Bill Shorten is predicted to lead Labor to victory in Saturday's federal election with a swing of 2.4 per cent, according to a Nine/Galaxy exit poll.
SBS - Published

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