Back to the budget – this narrative is starting to get louder and louder from the government.
Anthony Albanese told the caucus that Peter Dutton had “made himself irrelevant” by choosing to snub the jobs and skills summit on Thursday and Friday.
We are about bringing people together. People want the discipline and competence we are showing.”
Albanese also warned the Labor caucus that “there will be difficult decisions in this [October] budget”. He said:
We will soon be preparing our first budget an we need to address the cost of living issues Australians are facing while being mindful of the trillion dollars of debt we have inherited. We must be straight with Australians about the challenges before us…