Shorten back from leave to face corruption report findings

FEDERAL Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will return from leave with the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption casting a shadow over his attempts to campaign against the Government on issues such as the GST.

Mr Shorten has not commented over the festive period, during which time Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released the royal commission's final report.

But he is due back at work on Tuesday, and will launch a three-week whistlestop tour of the country to voice Labor's opposition to raising the GST, cutting the health budget and changing weekend penalty rates.

"Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberals are willing to let big multinational companies off the hook on paying their fair share of taxes but he's itching to put a 15 per cent GST on everything," Mr Shorten said.

"Malcolm Turnbull is too weak to visit these communities and talk to people about his plans for GST on everything and to cut penalty rates.

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