Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) wave to a cheering crowd at the ALP Queensland conference in Brisbane, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) wave to a cheering crowd at the ALP Queensland conference in Brisbane, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. AAP Image - Dan Peled

Shorten wants to follow Palaszczuk’s lead

BILL Shorten is hoping to follow Annastacia Palaszczuk's lead and topple a first-term government.

Speaking at the Queensland Labor Party conference in Brisbane on Sunday, Mr Shorten said he aimed to make Tony Abbott a one-term Prime Minister, as Campbell Newman had been made a one-term premier.

"Annastacia, you and your team didn't just try to claw back some ground, you didn't run on the platform of being and building a bigger Opposition. You sought government," he said.

"We are not offering ourselves to the people of Australia as a party of protest. We are not aiming to chip a bit of paint off Mr Abbott. We are in this to win it."

Mr Shorten said the Labor Party would target growing regional unemployment at the next election.

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