Shorten urges Turnbull against another election

BILL Shorten says Malcolm Turnbull should try and govern instead of taking Australia back to the polls. 

"We know that Malcolm Turnbull promised stability and justified this election by changing the rules of the Senate voting and now what he's done has given us a very unpredictable Senate," Mr Shorten said.

"Doesn't matter what your political affiliation.

"A lot of Australians woke up and realised we have extreme parties now in the Senate and this is leading to instability. 

It is an open secret. Many others are reporting daily the instability in the ranks of the Liberal Party. 

You have Tony Abbott supporters feeling vengeful for the Liberal losses that occurred.

"Mr Turnbull may be tempted to say this is all too hard and he will go to an early election and put himself first but not the nation. 

"Australians expect us all to genuinely work together on the issues we agree upon and Labor got a very clear mandate to save guard Medicare, to improve our needs based, to Gonski, education, climate change, first class NBN and stand up for jobs."

Later in the conference he blamed Turmbull for Pauline Hanson's resurgence. 

"People can vote for who they want but I do agree that a lot of what she (Ms Hanson) said is racially inflammatory," Mr Shorten said.  

"I am concerned that Malcolm Turnbull has opened the door and let the genie out of the bottle again with his changes to the voting system.

"I hold Malcolm Turnbull responsible for the re-emergence of One Nation. If he hadn't made the changes - he and the Greens political party, actually, I will give them a tick for this along the way too.

"They you a saw a way they could control the Senate, either of those two parties, then Malcolm has called a double dissolution and he has given us a system which a lot of people struggled with on the ballot paper and what we've seen now is the emergence of parties who I think are challenging in terms of the fabric of unity in this country. 

"What we want in this country is for us to work together.

"What we want is to concentrate on the issues of mainstream Australia. I really think Malcolm Turnbull, in his voting reforms, has done a grave disservice to this country and he has given us instability."

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