Shorten shelled out cash for clout

Bill Shorten participated in labour movement’s campaign donations carnival as a union boss.

Bill Shorten participated in the labour movement’s campaign donations carnival as a union boss, making payments to some key Labor figures aligned to his Victorian Right faction and an eclectic range of ALP politicians in other states.

While some of those who ­enjoyed the Australian Workers Union’s largesse under the now Labor leader’s watch went on to become senior ministers or powerful numbers men, others became engulfed in scandal.

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