Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has addressed the National Press Club in Canberra, marking the start of the Australian political year.
The Labor leader delivered a populist speech that drew heavily on current themes arising from the election of President Donald Trump. Shorten talked of the alienation of voters from the political class and promised to “put people first, politics last”.
- Listen to Shorten’s speech (35m – transcript below)
- Listen to Shorten take questions (31m)
- Watch Shorten’s entire appearance (67m)
Official transcript of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s Address to the National Press Club.
I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, I pay my respects to elders past and present.
And a big welcome back everyone, hope you enjoyed the break.
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