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Speaking to the media this morning in Melbourne Mr Shorten said that sending Joe Hockey to the USA as an Ambassador would be Turnbull’s first big mistake.

Mr Shorten said thatMr Hockey has been an unsuccessful Treasurer. “If Mr Turnbull doesn’t want Mr Hockey on his own front bench as Treasurer, why on earth would we treat the Americans as second class and send a failed treasurer over there to do that.” stated Mr Shorten.

Mr Shorten pointed out that the Prime Ministercan’t buy the peace within hisdivided party by treating the post to Washington, one of Australia’skey foreign policy relationships as some sort of consolation prize for a Treasurer who has taken Australia nowhere for two years.

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