Bill Shorten - husband and dad (and dog owner)
Family is important to me.
From the love and care my mum showed towards my twin brother and I - to the love I have for my wife and children. I am driven to stand up for working and middle-class families.
My wife Chloe and I have three wonderful kids: Georgette, Rupert and Clementine. I love being a dad and I love spending time with my family, especially on Saturdays when I become a bus driver shuttling them all from a sport lesson here to a
ballet lesson there.
Chloe, the kids, and I - also love our two pet British Bulldogs and honorary family members Theodore and Matilda.
My wife and I want the best for our kids and everyone else’s too.
A Shorten Labor Government will stand up for middle and working class families across Australia.
What motivates me?
People. Labor represents people, middle and working class people - people who otherwise would not have their voices properly heard. People who aspire for a good education for their children, a secure job, decent health care and dignity in retirement. A Shorten Labor Government will stand up for middle and working class families across Australia.
Growing up in the suburbs, I watched as my mum made sacrifices.
She saved to put my twin brother and I through school and herself through university.
She made sacrifices to pay for the things that are important. Things like health, education, and a good job. That’s why I have spent my adult life standing up for working people, and I always will. I won’t stand by while Mr Morrison's Liberals have policies that will cost families more while 1 in 5 big businesses pay zero tax.
Mr Morrison has made a choice to cost families more and put big business first.
Labor has made a choice too. We’ll Put People First. A Shorten Labor Government will be about health, jobs and education. A Shorten Labor Government will be about putting people first.
Australian Labor Leader