The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader will settle once and for all who’s more out of touch with mainstream Australians at an exclusive harbourside restaurant next week.
The political foes agreed to open a dialogue over a wine-matched meal, after the two locked horns in Parliament this week about who was more of a desperate social climber.
“He calls me Mr Harbourside Mansion, I call him a parasitic social climber. But I think if we can sit down man to man and talk about this over a few wines and a lightly-salted caviar and asparagus parfait, we’ll be able to sort this out,” Mr Turnbull said.
Mr Shorten said he was looking forward to the meeting and the braised beef cheek in a red-wine and peppercorn sauce.
The two will discuss a range of views, including the one of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, visible from the restaurant.