Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced that he will take his long service leave commencing next week. Stepping up as his replacement will be the Member for Warringah Tony Abbott.
“I have been in charge for a while now and it’s time to take a break before next year when I become Prime Minister,” said a confident Bill Shorten. “I mean let’s face it, the less I say and the more Tony and Malcolm go at it means more votes for Labor.”
“Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off on an all expenses paid trip to Shanghai. Can you believe that Senator Sam Dastyari organised a whip around and got me this trip as a gift. That Dastyari what a guy, always thinking of others.”
When asked how he felt to be back as Opposition leader Mr Abbott said: “Well in a way it is kind of like I never left. Now if you’ll excuse I have constituents to meet and onions to eat.”
Bill Shorten will return from long service leave the day after the next Federal election.