Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has responded to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s election date announcement, in a bid to gain favour with voting constituents.
During his announcement speech on April 10, the Prime Minister asked Australians to remember when they were at the polls that their vote is a choice between the government they know well, and an “uncertain one” under Labor.
Albanese hit back at Morrison during response the following day, saying his cabinet would be “the most experienced incoming Labor government in history” if elected.
“If you look at some of the quite frankly absurd attacks that have gone on from Mr Morrison, they just don’t stack up,” he said.
“One of those is about my experience. My experience is I’ve been Acting Prime Minister, I’ve been Deputy Prime Minister, I chaired the Parliamentary business committee for six years.
“I am humbled to put myself forward as Prime Minister of this great nation.”
I am humbled to put myself forward as Prime Minister of our great nation. I grew up in Sydney, in public housing, the son of a single mum. I learnt the value of a dollar. I learnt the importance of resilience. pic.twitter.com/wdWzHyCvrp
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) April 10, 2022
“It’s a choice between a strong future and an uncertain one. It’s a choice between a government you know and a Labor opposition that you don’t.
“Our government is not perfect, we’ve never claimed to be, but you can see what we have achieved for Australia in incredibly difficult times. You can see our plan.”
Morrison said his government have tried hard to do the best for Australians in “a world that has never been more unstable.”
Why I love Australia pic.twitter.com/acmDsLgYo4
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 9, 2022
The Morrison government was one of the few Western countries to successfully suppress the Covid-19 virus through the peak of its spread.