Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has brushed off Malcolm Turnbull’s withering Question Time attack just hours after the prime minister labelled him a “simpering sycophant” who wants his own “Harbourside mansion”.
Mr Turnbull unleashed on the Opposition Leader just before the end of Question Time on Wednesday.
In response, Mr Shorten told the ABC’s 7:30 “I have a mortgage, I live in Moonee Ponds I’m proud of it”.
“I don’t think Australians have seen that sort of anger from him since his famous election night speech,” he said.
During his 10-minute long sledge, Mr Turnbull when on to call Mr Shorten a “parasite” and a “social-climbing sycophant if ever there was one”.
He said he didn’t “begrudge” Mr Turnbull’s wealth, despite accusing him of being “out of touch” because of it.