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Australia'I'm happy to front up to Bill Shorten': Scott Morrison

06:30  04 may  2019
06:30  04 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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© Sky News Bill Shorten holding up a piece of paper that reads billion. © AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten shake hands before the Sky News/Courier Mail People's Forum in Brisbane " I ' m happy for Bill Shorten to put on a cabaret performance in a debate

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"You're a classic space invader," Mr Shorten said as Mr Morrison closed in on him on stage in Brisbane last night.

But Mr Morrison defended his actions.

"Bill Shorten doesn't like it when you look him in the eye and ask him to tell you the truth," he told reporters in Windaroo, Queensland, this afternoon.

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" Scott Morrison came to the debate last night not with any policy or vision, though he did have his Mark Latham moment. He came with no real action on He did not concede that he had overstepped the mark, saying: " I ' m happy to front up to Bill Shorten . I look forward to our next debate."

'I'm happy to front up to Bill Shorten': Scott Morrison© Sky News Bill Shorten holding up a piece of paper that reads $77 billion. "I was simply trying encourage him to tell the truth and to look me in the eye and tell me the truth and he couldn't do that either.

"He scurried away."

He also took on Mr Shorten's loose and mocking demeanour.

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Bill Shorten 43%. Scott Morrison 41%. 16% of the room is undecided. Paul Murray thinks no one won. Annnnnnnnnd I ’ m done. Shorten absolutely set him up for that – you could see him walking around the stage, which forced Morrison to follow him. And eventually, he did.

William Richard Shorten (born 12 May 1967) is an Australian politician who served as Leader of the Opposition and leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from 2013 to 2019.

"Wise cracks and stunts isn't how you run a country," Mr Morrison said.

'I'm happy to front up to Bill Shorten': Scott Morrison© AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten shake hands before the Sky News/Courier Mail People's Forum in Brisbane "I'm happy for Bill Shorten to put on a cabaret performance in a debate but that's not how you run a country and that's not what Australians want to see.

"I'm happy to front up to Bill Shorten."

Labor frontbencher Kristina Kenneally said Mr Morrison's moves were "aggressive, arrogant and desperate".

"Bill came with a climate change action plan. Scott Morrison had aggression, quite frankly, it was not pretty," she said.

"His space invader moves were not pretty at all."

Mr Shorten was deemed the winner of the debate in a narrow vote of last night's audience of undecided voters.

He got 43 votes to Mr Morrison's 41, with 16 unable to declare a winner.

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