It's been a longtime "character" argument against Bill Shorten: he'll tell anyone what they want to hear. Shorten's critics have argued this is especially true when it comes to his comments about Adani's Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. On Insiders over the weekend, Labor's employment services spokesman Ed Husic, was unequivocal: "I think we've been consistent, Barrie."
In a way, that's true: Bill has consistently tried to be all things to all people on this issue. In light of The Courier Mail trumpeting this morning that his now apparently rigid opposition to the mine shows a willingness to throw thousands of jobs away to save a seat in his home state, let's take a look at Shorten's recent proclamations on Adani.