Bill Shorten, born 12 May 1967, Australian politician who has been Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labor Party. He was first elected as the Labor Member for Maribyrnong on November 24, 2007. Growing up in the suburbs, I watched as my mum made sacrifices. She saved to put my twin brother and I through school and herself through university. She made sacrifices to pay for the things that are important. Things like health, education, and a good job. Read Bill Shorten biography and profile.