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Old 16th Jan 2015, 12:25
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It's been suggested that Bill Shorten could be the Steven Bradbury of Australian politics.

If you remember, Australian speed skater Bradbury won the gold medal for the 1000m sprint at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Bradbury's strategy - simple, yet not elegant - was to start last then fall back. His only hope was that the four better skaters ahead of him would meet disaster, which they did.

At least Bradbury has the decency to admit that his big win was just a fluke in his favour. I don't think there'll be any such humility from Shorten if he manages to win.
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