After six years as opposition leader, history beckons Bill Shorten. Will the ‘drover’s dog’ have its day?


Today we run two longer reads on the men who are vying to become prime minister at the 2019 federal election. In this essay, Associate Professor Paul Strangio examines Labor leader Bill Shorten – where he’s come from and, if he wins, what kind of a prime minister he might be. You can also read Michelle Grattan’s essay on Scott Morrison.



Period13 May 2019

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