Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has rejected claims by the Greens that Labor is now just a pale shadow of the Liberal/National Party government of Scott Morrison.
Speaking after attend a Sunday service at his new church, the Haberfield Happy Clapper Chapel (main picture), Mr Albanese rejected suggestions by the Leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, that Labor had capitulated to the Morrison Government’s agenda.
Senator Di Natale said the Greens were now “the real opposition” because Labor had lined up with the government on issues such as working towards a flat-tax system, a failure to plan for exiting the thermal coal industry, and repatriation of New Zealanders convicted of offences in Australia.
But Mr Albanese, speaking at a Labor Party business event following the church service (pictured), denied Senator Di Natale’s charges.
“How good is the Labor Party?” Mr Albanese said.
When pressed to expand on his comment, Mr Albanese said: “No, really, how good is the Labor Party?”
He concluded his remarks by saying: “I have to say, how good is the Labor Party?”
Mr Albanese was later photographed barracking for his favourite NRL team (pictured) at Shark Park Stadium at Cronulla.
When a Greens/Rabbitohs supporter in the stadium called out to him “You gutless fraud Albo!”, Mr Albanese was quick to tell him he had it all wrong.
“That should be: ‘You gutless fraud Alscomobo’, mate,” he yelled back.