Following a union meeting, an announcement was made for people who wanted to attend Bill Shortens' budget reply speech. I went as I figured this was a bucket list sort of thing so i stuck my hand up and said yes please.
It was simple enough. Rock up to Parliament House. Get my name ticked off on the list, and be escorted over to the Opposition Party room These two people were also there, but no names will be mentioned here.
As with any party event, the local members all came and gave a little speech, along with the Deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek.
|Kate Lundy addressing the group|
|Gai Brodtmann. Andrew Leigh also addressed the crowd, but i forgot to take a photo of him|
|Deputy leader of the ALP, Tanya Plibersek also addresses the gathering|
Cameras and mobile phones had to be cloaked before they let us into the visitors’ seats in the chamber, so i have no photos of Bill speech.
This was the queue to cloak phones, bag and anything else.
My opinion of the speech. If he is the leader who roared that night, why did it take him so long to come out swinging.