Australian Federal Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek (centre) and federal member for Macquarie-elect Susan Templeman are seen during a visit to a shopping centre in the federal seat of Lindsay in Penrith, in western Sydney, Australia, Monday, July 4, 2016. With the likelihood of a hung parliament, based on Australian Electoral Commission data, both Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Opposition leader BillShorten are now in a race to shore up crossbench support to form minority government in the Australian Parliament. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING
Federal election 2019: ALP headaches over Israel get worse
Mr Wilson, who launched his campaign with party elder Anthony Albanese on Sunday, was yesterday pulled into line by Labor leader Bill Shorten after The West Australian revealed he described Israeli checkpoints as “places you go to and you go to jail … sometimes they are places you go to and you die”.
Mr Shorten and Labor insiders are scrambling to control the issue.
“Josh has said very clearly that he supports Labor policy which is for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine,” Mr Shorten said.