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2006, when he renounced it in order to run for parliament. Organising Works program at the AWU, before being elected Victorian state secretary in 1998. However, he quickly gave this up to pursue his career with the union. His time as secretary was marked by a reform of the union’s structures. Shorten was elected as the AWU’s national secretary in 2001 and was re-elected in 2005. He resigned as Victorian state secretary of the AWU in August 2007. 2011, as well as the administrative committee of the Victorian branch.
From December 2005 until May 2008 he was the Victorian state president of the Labor Party. AWU and ANPA in 2005. Shorten also served on the advisory board of the Australian Cricketers’ Association. Minister and later Leader of the Government in the Victorian Legislative Council during the Kirner Labor Government. Justifying his challenge to an incumbent Labor MP, Shorten said, “we haven’t won a federal election since 1993. When your footy team loses four consecutive grand finals, you renew the team. On 28 February, Sercombe announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy for re-selection, a few days before the vote of local members in which Shorten was expected to poll very strongly.
As a result, Shorten was selected unopposed to contest the seat. Shorten, as National Secretary of the AWU, played a role as a negotiator and commentator on developments in the immediate aftermath and the ensuing rescue operations. On 29 November, Rudd announced that Shorten would become Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services. As Parliamentary Secretary, Shorten pushed hard for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, something which was later to become a key policy of the Labor Government.
Shorten as a potential future Labor Leader. Rudd against Gillard, and would resign from the Cabinet should she win. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. His first speech acknowledged the role of women in his election success. Some media outlets opined Turnbull’s honeymoon to be over. In March 2016, Shorten committed that the party would oppose any effort to extend discrimination law exemptions to allow people who object to same-sex marriage to deny goods and services to same-sex couples. In 2015, Shorten said that the voting age should be lowered to 16.