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Bill Shorten Seeks Climate Shift With Pacific Trip As Malcolm Turnbull Soars

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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten speaks during a Labor Party Caucus meeting at Parliament House on August 11, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Smith was elected Speaker on 10, August following the resignation of Bronwyn Bishop. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Bill Shorten will travel to remote Pacific islands at risk from rising sea levels in a bid to put the political focus back on climate change as he searches for ways to neutralise Malcolm Turnbull's soaring popularity.

The Opposition Leader, his deputy Tanya Plibersek and immigration spokesman Richard Marles will embark on a four-day tour of the region next week, visiting Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands. Climate change will be the focus of their meetings with local leaders.