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Bill Shorten regrets making ‘mistake’ in dismissing Gillard-Rudd leadership talk

Opposition leader faces questions about honesty after it was revealed his claim on 3AW in 2013 that he had not spoken to Rudd about the leadership was false

Bill Shorten says he regrets making “a mistake” in 2013 when he emphatically dismissed leadership talk just days after meeting with Kevin Rudd to discuss replacing Julia Gillard as prime minister.

The opposition leader has faced questions about his honesty at the height of the leadership drama after the ABC’s Killing Season series highlighted how Shorten met with Rudd at Parliament House on the night of the Midwinter Ball on 19 June 2013.

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