The Informer: Hip pocket focus as Anthony Albanese makes Grace Tame tearful | Blayney Chronicle

On the 18th day of the federal election campaign, all political parties are focused on the finances of the nation.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was campaigning in Cairns at Leichhardt’s seat. He urged Australians to stay the course with the Coalition despite the huge annual inflation rate of 5.1%.

The sale could be made more difficult for incumbents if the Reserve Bank raises the cash rate at its board meeting in May, as some economists predict.

To soften the blow, the Prime Minister reminded voters that a one-time cost-of-living alimony will hit bank accounts this week.

Mr Morrison has spent the money in Far North Queensland, with a commitment of $24million for upgrading the Cairns Marine Maintenance Precinct and $56.2million for improving road safety for operators regional freight.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese was still confined to his Sydney home due to COVID, but his interview with child abuse advocate Grace Tame was making the rounds.

Accompanied by black and white photos of Mr. Albanese wearing a dark coat, collar turned up, the question-and-answer article delved into his childhood.

Tame reportedly cried at Mr Albanese’s account of his mother’s decision to raise her son at a time when single parenthood was not socially acceptable.

He will be able to come out of solitary confinement tomorrow, before the official launch of the Labor campaign in Perth on Sunday.

Labor hammered home the message that the Coalition was solely responsible for the state of Australia’s economy and the rising cost of living, while promising families would save an average of $1,600 in childcare costs per year if they won the elections.

Meanwhile, One Nation’s Pauline Hanson has accused the government of making a “dirty deal with the devil” by telling voters to prefer the Jacqui Lambie Network in the Tasmanian Senate race ahead of One Nation.

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