You usually have to be elected before citing this old classic

If elected, Albanese said Labor “can’t repair all of the damage done in the first term; we will inherit a trillion dollars of debt and need to be economically responsible.”

“If we are successful, I’m telling people what I will do, I’m not promising things I’m uncertain I’ll be able to do because of the fiscal position. An example of that is superannuation on paid parental leave. I’m saying yes I would like to do it, but I’m not going to announce it unless we’re certain we can do it.

“[Another] example is childcare. We’re promising a better deal for 96 per cent of families and while that’s being implemented, the Productivity Commission will report over whether we move then to universal provision of affordable childcare. So we are already foreshadowing what might be the second term agenda on childcare reform,” he said.

Asked if a Labor government would expand paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks – an idea the party came close to adopting during the last parliament – Albanese indicated it would be considered in the second term but “it will be difficult to do in our first term.”

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10 Responses to You usually have to be elected before citing this old classic

  1. Not Trampis says:

    Alas albo cannot try to do what Abbott tried and failed to do. you cannot say the cupboard is bare when you have PEFO.
    Abbott and hockey went even further and then made changes to MYEFO and then said falsely this is what the ALP left them with.
    They lost any credibility when they tried that.
    I hope the ALP does not try that or any variation of that because if they do it is a lie.
    As it is neither party has any credible idea of budget repair.

  2. C.L. says:

    Do you agree this “two term” talking point is a bit of a dodge, though?

    Where are you on the super-for-housing idea?

  3. NoFixedAddress says:

    Not Trampis says:
    16 May, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Graeme Bird… what a Legion.

    Albo knows his mate Andrew already has the Belt and Road operation in the National Cabinet.

    The day after our supposed democratic elections on May 21 then occurs May 22-28 is when their Australian ‘representatives’ vote on ceding Australian sovereignty to WHO.

  4. Not Trampis says:

    I agree with former liberal member Saul Eslake it will lead to higher prices.
    No party will do anything about reducing house prices and as Warrick McKibbin has said until that occurs over a lengthy period housing affordability will be a forlorn hope.

    In essence he is right he will need two terms but after that we wil need another change of government.

    Alas Australians do not change governments as often as they should. 1003 and 2019 being the last two important times they should have for the same reason.

  5. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    Alas Australians do not change governments as often as they should. 1003 and 2019 being the last two important times they should have for the same reason.

    I don’t remember the 1003 election. Who was the winning PM?

  6. Entropy says:

    I believe it was Æthelred the Unready.

    Which might be a sign.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Second term strategy is to eat all the zoo animals and get most of the population to flee. Unfortunately we can’t use our currency for the most important application it will have though. Plastic is too slippery to work properly.

  8. Tel says:

    … we will inherit a trillion dollars of debt …

    Anyone got an example of Albo standing up and speaking out against the spending that caused said debt?

  9. A reader says:

    I mean there’s small target and then there’s putting off doing anything until your a second term tired liars government

  10. Buccaneer says:

    That we didn’t get a change of government in 2019 is a strong indication that Australians don’t listen that closely to their ‘betters’ in the media and other assorted smarmy elites.

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