The opposition aims to put Medicare at the forefront of its campaigning, as it did in 2016. But there is a notable difference.
The Labor Party has signalled that equality and fairness will form the centrepiece of its policy framework - but there will be challenges to that if it wins office in May.
Shorten gave his budget reply speech in less-than-favourable circumstances on Thursday night.
In his budget reply, Bill Shorten avoided the government's traps and wisely stressed his party's traditional strengths: health, education and social policy.
Tony Abbott has promised a Coalition government would keep the income tax and pension compensation Labor has given even after…