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Bill Shorten


Australian Labor Party politician who began serving in the Australian Home of Staff in 2007. He offered from 2001-2007 as Secretary from the Australian Employees’ Union. After graduating from Xavier University and Monash School, he gained an MBA level in the Melbourne Business College. He was wedded double: to Debbie Beale and, afterwards, to Chloe Bryce. His mother-in-law, Quentin Bryce, was the initial feminine Governor General of Australia.

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Full Name Bill Shorten
Date Of Birth May 12, 1967
Place Of Birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.78 m
Profession Politician
Education Melbourne Business School, Monash University, Monash University, Xavier College
Nationality Australian, British
Spouse Chloe Shorten, Debbie Beale, Chloe Shorten, Debbie Beale
Children Clementine Shorten
Parents William Robert Shorten, Ann Shorten
Siblings Robert Shorten
Awards Centenary Medal
TV Shows Q&A
Star Sign Taurus

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1Has a twin brother named Robert.
2Leader of the Labor Party of Australia (13 October 2013 - present).



Blood Is Thicker Than Oil2004TV Short documentary executive producer



Kitchen Cabinet2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
In Conversation with Alex Malley2016TV SeriesHimself
Have You Been Paying Attention?2015TV SeriesHimself
Q&A2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest / ALP Leadership Contender
Meet the Press2012TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services
Australian Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter

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Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Opposition Leader

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1Labor is at its best when we are the party of ideas and action - ideas that empower the powerless and actions that build a better Australia for the long term.
2If I am elected leader, my shadow opposition team will actively incorporate the policy contributions of all our members by instituting policy action committees as recommend by the 2010 National Review.
3Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level.
4When I entered federal parliament at the end of 2007, I was appointed parliamentary secretary for disabilities.
5I want to build a Big Labor party. A party of big ideas. A party which is deeply connected to the community. A party which reflects our diverse nation.
6Workplace relations is about getting the best out of people. An argument which says that the only way we can compete with other nations in the world is engaging in a race to the bottom in terms of pay rates, penalty rates, protections on rosters, getting rid of family friendly provisions - that is not Australia's future.
7Labor must work harder to attract and retain members. The party should be cheaper to join with discounted rates available for union members as well as for students, pensioners, and people out of work.
8Labor should not be about creating monuments on hills or statues in parks. Labor's monuments and statues are when a young person can find a job, when a person with disability can get access to the ordinary life that others take for granted.
9To the best of my knowledge, when I became national secretary and, indeed, Victorian secretary, the - my predecessors in the union had detected wrong activities, activities which aren't in the best traditions of the AWU or, indeed, trade unionism.
10Trusting people to pursue their own futures invariably provides better outcomes. Money goes where it is needed, rather than being absorbed by administration costs.
11We commissioned an independent statutory economic body - the Productivity Commission - to review the possibility of funding a disability scheme. The commission returned with a view that it could. Then it becomes an issue of national will.

1His penchant for dad jokes and mixed metaphors, known as "Zingers"
2Often seen wearing a red tie

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