Labor leader hangs shoddy same-sex process and its ugly consequences squarely around the neck of the prime minister: ‘I hold you responsible’
Bill Shorten looked distant during question time – keyed up, like an athlete before an explosive sprint. Periodically he flicked through the text of a speech, a mental composition already running in his head, absent from the fray.
Little wonder he was distracted. When the Labor leader got to his feet for the matter of public importance speech after question time, it was for one of those rare moments that happen in politics, the moments that are genuinely electrifying.