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AustraliaNot afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail

13:50  15 may  2019
13:50  15 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Not afraid to get her hands dirty ! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail .

Not afraid to get her hands dirty ! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail .

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The woman who could be Australia's first lady in a few days has shown she is prepared to get her hands dirty for a political cause.

Wearing a red dress and goggles, Chloe Shorten held a trowel handle and banged a brick into place, as her husband Bill Shorten looked on at a Perth TAFE campus.

She even did her bit to protect her husband's image, holding his blue tie as he did his own spot of bricklaying so the cement mud wouldn't stick.

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Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Chloe Shorten held a trowel handle and banged a brick at brick into place at a Perth TAFE campus as her husband Bill Shorten looked on, demonstrating she is prepared to get her hands dirty for a political cause in a marginal seat Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She even did her bit to protect her husband's image, holding his blue tie as he did his own spot of bricklaying so it wouldn't get dirty as the Labor power couple visited the Clarkson TAFE campus in the city's far north

The Labor power couple appeared with apprentice tradies on Wednesday morning, in the outer northern suburb of Clarkson, and built a wall inside a large, covered shed.

Politically, their visit had more to do with demolishing an electoral wall protecting Attorney-General Christian Porter in his seat of Pearce, which the Liberal Party holds by a slender margin of just 3.7 per cent.

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Bill Shorten , the Opposition Leader of the Labor Party, and his wife Chloe Shorten , have an unusual blended family. Bill has two children from his By The Australian Women's Weekly. Australians are used to seeing Bill and Chloe Shorten pounding the pavements on the campaign trail , arm-in-arm.

'It's great to be here in my 83rd day in Western Australia since I've been Opposition Leader,' Mr Shorten told reporters at the North Metropolitan TAFE.

Flanked by Western Australia's Labor Premier Mark McGowan and the party's federal candidate Kim Travers, Mrs Shorten showed she had a steady hand when it came to applying some mortar.

Her husband used his media appearance to promise another $12million to encourage women to become tradies, as Labor vows to boost apprenticeship numbers by 150,000 within its first term.

'It's part of Labor's vision for an equal society between men and women,' he told reporters.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Flanked by Western Australia's Labor Premier Mark McGowan, Mrs Shorten showed she had a steady hand when it came to applying some mortar Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mrs Shorten was happy to help Labor's candidate for Pearce Kim Travers (pictured right) as she attempts to demolish Attorney-General Christian Porter's electoral wall

With just three days to go until the election, the Shortens were campaigning in Perth where the Liberal Party is seeking to protect a swag of marginal seats including Hasluck, where Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt is defending a 2.1 per cent margin.

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In the neighbouring seat of Swan, Labor is also running Hannah Beazley, the daughter of former Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, in an electorate where backbencher Steve Irons is fighting to safeguard his 3.6 per cent buffer.

Across the Swan River, the Opposition is also targeting the electorate of Stirling, hoping to win it for the first time since 2001, following the retirement of former justice minister Michael Keenan.

Should Mr Shorten win this Saturday's election, he would be the first-ever Australian prime minister to have been divorced and remarried, like American Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Should Mr Shorten win this Saturday's election, he would be the first-ever Australian prime minister to have been divorced and remarried, like American Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump

Since Federation in 1901, Labor's Julia Gillard has been Australia's only unmarried PM while Country Party leader John McEwen was a widower who remarried.

Mr Shorten, who turned 52 on Sunday, has been married to Chloe since November 2009.

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BILL SHORTEN MILESTONES

*Born May 12, 1967, in Melbourne

* Has a twin brother, Robert

* Married to second wife, Chloe, daughter of former governor-general Quentin Bryce

* Has three children - stepson Rupert, stepdaughter Georgette and Clementine

* Collingwood supporter

* Member for Maribyrnong in Melbourne's west since 2007

* Worked as a lawyer

* Joined union movement in 1994

* Served as national secretary of Australian Workers Union

* Came to prominence as the public face of Beaconsfield Mine disaster

* Former minister for workplace relations, education, financial services, superannuation and assistant treasurer

* From ALP right faction

* One of the so-called faceless men behind the knifing of Kevin Rudd as PM in 2010

* In June 2013 switched loyalty back from Julia Gillard to Kevin Rudd

* Leader since October 2013, winning the inaugural Labor national postal ballot against Anthony Albanese

He had previously been married to businesswoman Deborah Beale, the daughter of millionaire former federal MP Julian Beale.

Chloe Shorten, the 47-year-old daughter of Australia's first and only female governor-general Dame Quentin Bryce, has two children from her first marriage to prominent architect Roger Parkin, a man 23 years her senior.

Bill Shorten, the man favoured by opinion polls and betting markets to become Australia's next prime minister, is a stepfather to Rupert, 17, and Georgette, 16.

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As much as she felt she had a responsibility to her studies, she chose the latter. She ARRIVED at this decision by telling herself that being an above-average student was something to be very proud of, but being a professional violinist was a dream come true.

Getting her to respond on these things is the same as “ getting her number” in real life. On the other hand , you might have acted too aloof. These texts may not work to get her out on a date with you, but they can help bring you closure and may even prevent her from ghosting again.

The Shortens are parents to seven-year-old Clementine.

The Labor leader, who is also a Collingwood supporter, would also make history as the father of Australia's first blended family of children to live in The Lodge.

Ms Gillard's stepchildren, from her relationship to hairdresser Tim Mathieson, were already adults when their stepmother was prime minister from 2010 to 2013.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Labor leader, who is also a Collingwood supporter, would also make history as the father of Australia's first blended family of children to live in The Lodge Mr Shorten entered Parliament in November 2007 as the member for Maribyrnong in Melbourne's western suburbs and was instrumental in bringing down Ms Gillard and reinstalling her Labor nemesis Kevin Rudd into the top job six years ago.

The former national secretary of the Australian Workers Union came to prominence in 2006, following the Anzac Day Beaconsfield mine disaster in northern Tasmania, which saw Todd Russell and Brant Webb trapped for two weeks in a steel cage.

The powerbroker from Labor's national right faction has promised to introduce a series of left-wing policies - including the abolition of negative gearing for existing properties and the scraping of tax refunds for share-owning retirees who don't pay income tax.

Not afraid to get her hands dirty! Chloe Shorten mucks in as she helps Bill build a wall with apprentice tradies on the campaign trail © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Shorten entered Parliament in November 2007 as the member for Maribyrnong in Melbourne's western suburbs and was instrumental in bringing down Ms Gillard and reinstalling her Labor nemesis Kevin Rudd into the top job six years ago This is so more money can be spent on free dental care for pensioners, more generous childcare subsidies, 200,000 more university places and a vow to reduce carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.

TAFEs and universities alone have been promised an additional $10billion over the next decade.

A Newspoll released this week showed Labor leading the Coalition, 51 per cent to 49 per cent, after preferences.

If replicated uniformly, Labor would pick up half a dozen seats for a slim majority in the House of Representatives.

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