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Bill Shorten

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Shorten in June 2016

William Richard "Bill" Shorten (born 12 May 1967) is an Australian politician. He was the Leader of the Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from 13 October 2013 to 30 May 2019.

Shorten was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He is of English and Irish ancestry. He has been married twice and has a daughter. He is a Catholic.[1]

Shorten lost to become Prime Minister of Australia in the 2016 federal election to Malcolm Turnbull and again in the 2019 election to Scott Morrison. After his 2019 defeat, Shorten said he would step down as party leader.[2] He was replaced by Anthony Albanese.

In June 2022, Shorten became Minister for Government Services and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the Albanese government.

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  1. "Shortens speak out on their marriage". Perth Now. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  2. "Election 2019: Scott Morrison says 'I have always believed in miracles' as Coalition retains power". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.

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