Mr Shorten yesterday pleaded for unity, calling on MPs to be "true to ourselves'.Sure.
"I believe Julia Gillard is a tough leader for tough times," he told the AWU conference. "I think every Labor MP understands the value of unity and I know from my conversations with plenty of people we're united in terms of supporting Julia Gillard as leader."
In a later interview, he said: "I'm not even contemplating any debate about our internal line-up. I support ... Julia Gillard."
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