Staying for a moment with Anthony Albanese’s press conference, and the Labor leader was asked if he’s counting on shadow ministers to step in with policy details to avoid making further gaffes.
The Leader of the Opposition has turned the question around to attack Morrison’s team, which he says is “under witness protection”.
Albanese also referenced ‘bizarre’ media reports ‘which suggest it’s inappropriate’ for shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers to comment on Treasury issues, or housing spokesman Jason Clare to weigh in on the issues of accommodation.
“I’m the captain of a team,” said the Labor leader.
“I’m very proud of the team we have. What we have yesterday, for example, was the education shadow, Tanya Plibersek, with me… answering questions about education as well as myself.
“Scott Morrison doesn’t have a team. He’s one of the best when it comes to politics. And when it comes to appearances, Alan Tudge is in witness protection. So many government ministers are in witness protection. witnesses. “
Albanese was then asked to name the five points of the Labor Party’s aged care plan.
“[Our] the five-point plan for elderly care is 24/7 nurses,” he said.
“It’s ensuring that 215 minutes of care are given. It’s about making sure there’s better accountability for every dollar spent. It’s also about making sure there’s better food and nutrition and we’ll have Maggie Beer help with that.
“And the last part, but also an important part, is better salaries for older people.”