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 Shorten Skips Qld ALP Launch
Charles
 Posted: Nov 19 2017, 04:10 PM
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Shorten attends Keneally's campaign launch
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Updated: 4:08 pm, Sunday, 19 November 2017

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The opposition leader has defended attending Kristina Keneally's campaign launch in Sydney instead of the Queensland ALP launch.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten kicked off Kristina Keneally's by-election campaign for the Sydney seat of Bennelong, telling members Labor has 27 days to win over 9000 voters.

Hundreds of Labor stalwarts wearing red t-shirts and holding balloons and signs endorsing Ms Keneally packed out the Civic Hall in Ryde in Sydney's northwest.

Ms Keneally, the former NSW premier, has been parachuted in to stand against former Liberal MP John Alexander, following his resignation over his citizenship status.

A Galaxy Research poll published on Saturday showed the Bennelong by-election will be a tight race, with Labor boasting a 10 per cent swing on a primary vote basis, up to 39 per cent against the Liberal Party's 42 per cent.

'We need you to persuade people to give their first vote to Kristina Keneally,' Mr Shorten told the gathering.

He was quick to criticise the government's front bench for lashing out at Ms Keneally after announcing her candidacy.

'As soon as Labor announces a strong woman to run for parliament, that mob of angry elitist, out-of-touch conservatives on the front bench immediately went nasty,' he said, to shouts of 'shame'.

'They are so out of touch about the role of women in modern Australia.'

Ms Keneally was given a standing ovation and received hugs from state and federal members of parliament as she took to the stage, receiving rounds of applause as she talked about Medicare and access for all children to quality education.

'My life was transformed by education - my mother was the first in my family to go to university.'

She vowed to campaign hard on both issues for the constituents of Bennelong.


http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/federal/2017/11/19/shorten-attends-keneally-s-campaign-launch.html?ref=BP_HERO_SKY_shorten-skips-qld-alp-launch_191117

No amount of Bill Shorten's spin is going to change the fact that Kristina Keneally was a failure as NSW Premier.

The government's attack was nothing about attacking a "strong woman" nor was it about being out of touch about the role of women. It was simply a case of criticising the move to parachute a failed politician into the Bennelong contest. Perhaps Shorten didn't like his captain's choice being put under scrutiny.

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 Posted: Nov 19 2017, 06:22 PM
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Looks a bit intense.
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 Posted: Nov 19 2017, 06:49 PM
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Don't go camping with Bill Shorten. He has evil in tent.

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 Posted: Nov 19 2017, 07:13 PM
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better tp pee out of a tent than pee in kennely has a lot to say on a current affairs shoe Another failed pollie so many

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