- Labor leader Anthony Albanese gave a speech to Labor MPs in Canberra.
- He outlined his priorities for the next three years and was applauded by the room
- Albanese also said he wanted Labor to win the next election in 2025.
Anthony Albanese aims to stay in power for six years and wants to secure an even bigger majority in 2025, he told Labor MPs and senators.
The new Prime Minister said he believes he can win the next election if Labor “maintains our discipline” and successfully implements all its promises.
Speaking to jubilant members and senators on Tuesday in Canberra, Albanese said that during the campaign he “talked about back-to-back premierships”.
The biggest cheer was reserved for Sam Lim (left), the former Dolphin trainer who won the Tangney marquee seat in WA.
Albanese received a warm welcome from his Labor colleagues before the meeting.
‘I talked about two elections. “I said I had two dates in mind: one, election day, May 21, and, second, where we would be positioned in 2025,” he said.
‘The way to really change the country is to strengthen reforms and to do this you need a long-term Labor government.
“Only the Labor Party does great things in this country and I want, just as universal healthcare and universal superannuation are part of the big Australian story, created by the Labor Party, I want universal childcare to be part of the big story.” Australian”.
Albanese will turn 62 in May 2025 and 65 in May 2028.
‘My goal is not to keep this room as it is. My goal is to grow this space,” he told Labor politicians.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese congratulates Hawke Labor member Sam Rae after signing the Labor caucus book.
Albanese congratulates Holt Labor member Cassandra Fernando after signing the Labor caucus book
Albanese congratulates Lingiari Labor member Marion Scrymgour on Tuesday
In his speech, the new leader set out his priorities for his first term, saying it will deliver “more secure work and ease pressure on the cost of living.”
‘Cheaper childcare. We will strengthen Medicare. We will arrange elderly care. We will ensure we make more things here in Australia and become a more resilient economy with advanced manufacturing.
“We are going to end the climate wars,” he said to enthusiastic applause.
“This year we will present legislation for an Anti-Corruption Commission.”
Albanese also asked his members and senators not to waste a day in government.
‘We have no intention of doing so. “You will have noticed that we moved things along quite quickly and were sworn in faster than any government in Australian history,” she said.
Albanese also introduced the new Labor MPs one by one to the applause of the crowd.
The biggest cheer was reserved for Sam Lim, the former Dolphin trainer who won the Tangney marquee seat in WA.
Albanese congratulates Hasluck’s new Labor member Tania Lawrence