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Exclusive: Days out from election day opposition leader Anthony Albanese has admitted being Prime Minister “is a daunting prospect”.
Campaigning in Perth, the Labor Leader said he was “comfortable we’ve left nothing on the field”.
“I’m satisfied I’ve done everything I can to make us competitive at worst, and hopefully have a good outcome on Saturday,” Albanese said.
In an exclusive pre-election interview with Nine News the alternative prime minister also spoke about his biggest worry, post-covid recovery and his more assertive media appearances.
“I am who I am, I’ll always be Anthony Albanese who grew up in council housing,” he said.
As Australians face challenges over the cost of living and the economy, and a more assertive Beijing in the region, Albanese said his single biggest worry was vulnerabilities in supply chains.
“We have to make sure we can stand on our own two feet, it’s those vulnerabilities that have been exposed in the last couple of years that we really need to address,” Albanese said.
Reflecting on a disastrous first week where he didn’t know the unemployment rate or the reserve bank cash rate on day one of the campaign, Albanese added: “Look in life, you’ve got to accept your human, own it and move on.”
In just days Australians will know who the next prime minister is.
When asked if he had dreamt of sleeping in The Lodge, Albanese replied: “I dream about getting eight hours sleep, it’s a tough campaign, but I’m fit, I’m healthier than I’ve ever been.”
Albanese also opened up on the support of partner Jodie Haydon, who has been a regular on the campaign trail.
“People have warmed to her and it’s been very positive for me, having my son too,” he added.
Watch the full interview above.