Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese continue campaigns; PM stumbles on JobSeeker payment; AEC enrolments close, Labor leader visits Brisbane flood victims,

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has started his second day in a row in Brisbane as part of the campaign trail.

When asked on 4BC radio if he was concerned that he is ahead in the polls but appears to be losing ground – in a similar pattern to Bill Shorten’s unsuccessful 2019 campaign– the opposition leader had this to say:

I’m focused on winning this election. We know that it’s a mountain to climb for Labor to win from opposition.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese will continue to campaign in Brisbane today.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese will continue to campaign in Brisbane today. Credit:alex ellinghausen

During the interview, Albanese criticized the federal government’s past campaign tactics.

“It was expected they wouldn’t win [last time],” he said.

“So what they did was they ran a campaign just based upon a scare campaign and, ‘Don’t vote Labor.’ All the spooky music stuff happened.”


The Labor leader then pressed ahead with his own version of a scare campaign, accusing the prime minister’s pick for future health minister, Senator Anne Ruston, of supporting a plan to put pensioners onto a cashless debit card. Ruston has denied the claim.

“We never have and we never will have a plan to force age pensions onto the cashless debit card,” Ruston said yesterday.

Labor’s disability spokesman Bill Shorten is due to address the media around 10am AEST to talk about his party’s plan for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Stay tuned for that announcement, which David Crowe flagged earlier this morning.

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