The Canberra rumour mill went into overdrive Thursday night when a necklace worn by Chloe Shorten mysteriously disappeared during her husband's budget-in-reply speech.
As the Opposition Leader accused the Prime Minister of favouring millionaires over the middle class, coalition MPs reportedly messaged journalists suggesting his wife had been asked to remove the necklace because it sent the wrong message.
You can almost hear Donald Trump yelling "fake news".
— chloe shorten (@chloeshorten) May 12, 2017
Shorten however, has set the record straight in one swift tweet in which she wished her husband a happy birthday and apologised for causing "such trouble" with her $20 necklace.
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