Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Cleared Over Rape Claim
"There is no basis to the claims and the investigation is now closed by police."
Labor Leader Bill Shorten stunned Australian politics on Thursday by confirming he was being investigated over a rape claim dating back to when he was a 19-year-old.
"The police, the people best qualified to investigate, have done so and they have finished their work," said Mr Shorten, thanking his wife for standing by him while the matter was investigated.
The Opposition Leader took several questions from the media but insisted he would not be talking about the matter further, instead "drawing a line" under the whole matter.