Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten is surrounded by media as he gives a press conference after his second day of questioning at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney. Thursday, July 9, 2015
Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten is surrounded by media as he gives a press conference after his second day of questioning at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney. Thursday, July 9, 2015 AAP Image - David Moir

Labor announces "Countdown to Albo" calendar

TO celebrate Bill Shorten's performance at the Royal Commission into Union Corruption, the ALP is releasing a commemorative "Countdown to Albo" calendar.

The run of calendars will feature captioned images of Albanese hurling abuse at the Coalition front bench during Question Time, Albanese spitting chips at Coalition policy, and that cute, close-lipped smile he does when he's content.

Australian National Union Services spokesperson Peg Feddish said the calendars would be funded entirely by donations and member fundraising.

"Whether it be sausage sizzles or donations from fair-minded companies, we want to see these calendars out there celebrating, um, Bill Shorten," she said. 

"We want to show Mr Shorten the same loyalty he's been known for in his long career in the unions and ALP.

"We even have pledges of support from two former Labor Prime Ministers and a former Young Labor member."

Party faithful are praising Mr Shorten for his behaviour during two days of Royal Commission interrogation.

"It's been exciting to see him disagree with someone from across the desk," Labor voter Clare Pendit said.

"The way he denied having a conflict of interest really showed what Bill Shorten is capable of.

"I'm so keen to see him move that strategy into Parliament."

A special "Albo After Dark" calendar has not been announced.

Notices

Scott Morrison's new album "Oh God, What Have I Done?" featuring his latest single "Is this who I've become?" goes on sale later this month.

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