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Mark Latham recalls ‘two-faced’ Bill Shorten back in 2004

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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten remains under pressure after backflipping on his support for the Adani coal mine.

Mr Shorten told workers he would support the project but is now promising inner-city Melbourne voters he’s against it, in a bid to win the Batman by-election.

Former Labor leader Mark Latham tells Ben “he’s getting a reputation for being two-faced”.

“I saw this when I first met him in 2004, we had the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) running hot.

“Bill Shorten, publicly, was saying he was against the Free Trade Agreement.

“I sat next to him at the AWU ball… and the first thing he said was you’ve got to back through this FTA with our close allies the Americans.

“I said, ‘well hang on a sec weren’t you saying you’re against it?’

“And he said, ‘oh no that’s just noise to impress the workers. Behind the scenes, Labor’s got to support this 100%'”

Mark also commented on the latest Newspoll which has the NSW Government neck and neck with Labor off the back of the unpopular stadiums plan.

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