Bill Shorten sets up election contest over budget priorities in $35b cash splash

By Eryk Bagshaw and Judith Ireland
Updated May 1 2019 - 5:43pm, first published April 29 2019 - 6:41am

Labor leader Bill Shorten has launched a major cash splash to woo families and seniors during the final weeks of the federal election campaign, including a dramatic intervention into the childcare industry through taxpayer-funded wage hikes worth an extraordinary $10 billion.

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