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AustraliaBill Shorten accuses The Daily Telegraph of 'new low' for federal election story on his mother

03:40  08 may  2019
03:40  08 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten fought back tears today as he launched a scathing attack on The Daily Telegraph for an article the newspaper has written The newspaper accused Mr Shorten of having neglected to say that his mother did go on to study law, and gained first-class honours before going

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Bill Shorten accuses The Daily Telegraph of 'new low' for federal election story on his mother © Provided by ABC News The Opposition Leader said his mother, Dr Ann Shorten, qualified as a lawyer in her 50s.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has launched a scathing attack on The Daily Telegraph for an article the newspaper has written about his mother.

The News Corporation publication accused the Labor leader of omitting parts of his mother's career while talking about the sacrifices she made to raise her children.

"In a new low, The Daily Telegraph has decided to use my mum's life as a political attack on me, and on her memory," Mr Shorten said on Twitter.

"They think they know more about my mum than I do."

While appearing on Q&A on Monday, Mr Shorten spoke of his mother, Dr Ann Shorten, as his inspiration.

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The front page of the Daily Telegraph accused Bill Shorten of omitting information about his mother 's Her story has prompted people to share stories of the sacrifices their mothers have made for Related Stories . 'A new low ': Bill Shorten slams The Daily Telegraph for article on his mother .

The Opposition Leader lashed out at Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it accused him of selectively presenting his mother 's life story .

He said she had wanted to do law but had to take a teacher's scholarship so she could support him and his twin brother, Robert.

Bill Shorten accuses The Daily Telegraph of 'new low' for federal election story on his mother © Daily Telegraph The story has run on the front page of the newspaper.

The Opposition Leader said he wanted to ensure all young people could pursue the career they wanted, irrespective of their socioeconomic status.

"She loved being a teacher and she was very good at it. She later became a teacher of teachers," Mr Shorten said today.

"She worked at Monash University over three decades, but she always wanted to be in the law."

The newspaper accused Mr Shorten of having neglected to say that his mother did study law and gained first-class honours before going on to practise for six years.

The Daily Telegraph also described Mr Shorten as having benefited from studying at "Melbourne's elite Xavier College".

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The Opposition Leader fought back tears today as he spoke about an article in The Daily Telegraph that accused him of omitting parts of his mother 's career while telling her story on Q&A on Monday.

Federal election 2019: Bill Shorten tears up as he responds to media reports about his mother The Daily Telegraph report criticised Shorten for failing to mention on ABC’s Q&A program that his The prime minister, Scott Morrison, said he could understand why the story “would have upset him a

Today, Mr Shorten said his mother studied law in her 50s and he was proud of what she achieved.

"When I was in my first year of law school, she was in her final year," he said.

"She was her brilliant self and won the Supreme Court prize.

"She finally realised her dream and qualified as a barrister in her late 50s."

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