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Bill Shorten Begins Year By Personally Writing To Each Of His Supporters

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten sat down over a coffee this morning to hand-write a personalised note to the dozens of Australians who say they would prefer him as Prime Minister.

“It’s just a little thing I like to do at the beginning of each year. For me, it’s just a few hours out of my morning, but for those who receive a letter, it can mean a lot,” Mr Shorten said.

He said he liked to add a personal touch to each of the messages. “I might ask about how their new dog is going, or whether little Noah is old enough to vote yet – that kind of thing”.

With Australia Post’s new stamp pricing, the cost of the mail-out ran into three figures this year – an expense which Shorten covered himself.

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