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WATCH | Bill Shorten’s horror day, repeatedly called out for ‘tax lies’

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The Prime Minister has labelled Bill Shorten a liar over claims Labor won’t “introduce any new taxes on superannuation”.

The opposition leader made the pledge after being repeatedly grilled during a media conference.

But Labor has already announced four different policies on superannuation that will reap tens of billions of dollars.

Scott Morrison went on the attack, saying Mr Shorten is “either lying… or he’s just forgotten.”

“That’s his policy. There’s $34 billion worth of increased taxes on superannuation in his own policy,” Mr Morrison said.

Rice Warner Executive Director Michael Rice tells Ross Greenwood Labor will try to argue it’s not a tax.

“A lot of this is just rhetoric. If they need the money, they’ll just name it something else.

So, in other words, it might look like a tax, and it might quack like a tax but it might not be actually a tax?” asks Ross.

“They’ll just call it something different. Like the Medicare levy for example.”

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Superannuation wasn’t Mr Shorten’s only gaffe on a tough day of election campaigning.

Channel 10 journalist Jonathan Lea repeatedly grilled the Opposition leader on the cost of Labor’s emissions reduction target.

A question Mr Shorten refused to answer.

Mr Lea tells Chris Smith he “probably crossed the line” revealing confidential conversations with Mr Shorten’s staff.

“That’s normally one of the unwritten rules that you don’t talk about the private conversations you’ve had.

“I said that because I felt he was looking down the barrel of the camera and telling a fib.

“I think I made some friends and lost some yesterday.”

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Labor was also caught out deleting its negative gearing policy from the party’s website.

Last week it was revealed the Opposition’s plan was based off incorrect figures and could be wrong by up to $8 billion.

Bill Shorten admitted the policy has been taken down from the website, saying the figures are being updated.

Property Council of Australia Chair Ben Kingsley says “it’s all spin” and tells Ross Greenwood, “we’re calling it out for what it is”.

“This was one of their pillar campaigns. This was major reform that they’ve been talking about all this time.

“Now, you can’t even search for it.”

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