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.