/ 23 May 2024

Albanese to go all the way

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

The PM has tried to kill off speculation he’s headed for an early election – declaring “3 years is too short” as he marks his second anniversary in the top job. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Anthony Albanese says the Government’s priority is “cost of living relief” and he’ll only turn his attention to getting re-elected in 2025. Because the Government gets to decide when our federal elections are held (up to a max of 3 years), speculation usually ramps up after their second birthday when they often start to sweeten voters via tax cuts, power bill rebates, and cheaper medicines in the Budget. As for the Coalition, Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor yesterday muddied the waters around their migration policy but said they’d cap spending if elected… And while we’re on elections, over in the UK, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a surprise early one for 4 July.

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