Bill Shorten says he is the “last person” to listen to polls after a survey showedloss. A poll conducted by the Nine Newspapers last week put Labor’s primary vote at 33 percent, which is achieved under Mr. Shorten’s leadership. The Labor NDIS spokesman Press Club, where he lashed the government’s sluggish COVID-19 vaccine rollout, particularly among people with disabilities. But the former leader joked he had “spoken to his therapist” before attending the Press Club, claiming the chastening 2019 result had taught him to ignore predictions. “Listen, I am the last believe the polls,” he told the National Press Club.
“I think we are going fine. We are in a battle. It is not easy when you are in opposition to COVID.” Mr. Shorten January warned Labor against taking a “tiny”issues to “claim a near-monopoly of our time”. The former leader, who conceded he “probably had too many ideas” in 2019, pressed whether his successor had found the right balance. “It is not enough to be the opposition. You have got to be the alternative government in terms of policies,” he said. “That is exactly what has been happening.”
Mr. Shorten also lashed the government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout after revelations that just 6.5 percent of Australians with disabilities had received their vaccine dose in April. Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy said aged care residents had been prioritized, as they were at the most significant risk of death from COVID-19, assuring parliamentary inquirythe disabled would ramp up. But Mr. Shorten said US President program. “Unbelievable! They used to call him ‘Sleepy Joe’; how about ‘Sleepy Scotty’?” Mr. Shorten joked. “It is not fair on people with disabilities. There is a serious edge to this.”
The new US President has also led countries to adopt more changed a bit” since 2019 but warned it was not a matter of simply adopting the same goals. “I think the steepness of trying to achieve that in the remaining time that we have, between 2022 and 2030, is less than the runway we might have had in 2016 or indeed even in 2019,” he said. “I don’t think you can simply j because, unfortunately, the nation hasn’t been in that direction.”. Mr. Shorten committed to a 45 percent ainthe 2016 and 2019 elections. Labor has yet to announce a similar mid-range target under but aims to reach net zero by 2050. Mr. Shorten conceded “things have