Bill Shorten at the National Press Club for his first major post election speech

On August 24 the leader of the opposition fronted the National Press Club to give his first major speech following the close federal election result in which the Australian Labor Party just missed out on claiming a victory.

The speech outlined the key priorities for the opposition ahead of the opening of the 45th parliament which will open on August 30.

The subjects of the speech included Superannuation; Labor party rules; Public service remuneration; Regional resettlement; Foreign Investment; NBN; Wages growth; Omnibus Bill; Banking royal commission; Mr Turnbull’s same-sex marriage plebiscite

One of the key policies he spoke about was the Labor Party policy against a plebiscite for the same-sex marriage legislation. He prefers a vote in parliament. The parliamentary vote will save Australian tax payers around $160 million.

You can read a transcript from the q&a session on Mr Shorten’s website. The speech is also available on his website.

During the speech and q&a session Keating Media was there to photograph the event. Some of the photos taken on the day are available for purchase as a non-watermarked version. Here is a selection of what is available.

Bill Shorten with open arms during his NPC address

Bill Shorten with his hand on his heart

Close up photo of Bill Shorten at the National Press Club

Photo of Gareth Evans clinking a glass at the National Press Club in Canberra

Bill Shorten gets tongue tied at the National Press Club

ALP deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek watching Bill Shorten

 

Gareth Evans applauds for Bill Shorten at the National Press Club

Side profile shot of Bill Shorten at the National Press Club

 

A relaxed Bill Shorten poses for the cameras at the National Press Club in Canberra Bill Shorten poses for the cameras at the National Press Club in Canberra Opposition Leader Bill Shorten National Press Club Address

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