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Federal election 2022: Anthony Albanese leaves Covid isolation as he’s quizzed about cost of living

Federal election 2022: Anthony Albanese leaves Covid isolation as he's quizzed about cost of living 2

Anthony Albanese FINALLY breaks out of Covid quarantine but it’s back to the future as Ally Langdon demands answers on the cost of living: ‘People want to know how you’re going to fix it’

Anthony Albanese is back on the election campaign trail after spending the last week isolating at his Sydney home.

The Labor Opposition Leader has made his first public appearance in eight days after he was given the all clear to leave quarantine.

It was a rough return to the campaign on Friday morning as he was grilled on the Today show about the cost of living as inflation hits a 21-year high.

Mr Albanese recalled his shock of seeing the price of an iceberg lettuce soar to $5.50 while shopping online this week before he was abruptly interrupted by Today co-host Allison Langdon.

Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon grilled the Opposition leader on their program on Friday

Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon grilled the Opposition leader on their program on Friday

‘I don’t think people want to hear politicians telling us what the problem is anymore. People are living this every day,’ she told Mr Albanese.

‘They know what the problem is. They want to know how you are going to fix it!’

Mr Albanese insists Labor will fix the issue by plan to address wages while taking a swipe at the Coalition government.

‘This government won’t even put in submissions supporting a wage increase for aged care workers,’ he said.

‘We will lift productivity through the national reconstruction fund, by having the NBN operate properly to lift the productivity of businesses, and then the way you can place better profits and better wages.’

‘The only way you can do that without placing pressure on inflation is by making sure you have those productivity improvements, and we are aiming at that as well.’

Anthony Albanese (pictured) has made his first public appearance in a week since being struck with Covid

Anthony Albanese (pictured) has made his first public appearance in a week since being struck with Covid 

Mr Albanese will fly to Perth later on Friday ahead of the official launch of Labor’s campaign on Sunday. 

He told the program he feels ‘terrific’ but isn’t in a rush to make up for lost time just three weeks out from the May 21 election.

‘It just means being sensible. So, it means if I feel really tired, have a rest,’ he said.

‘It means doing, perhaps, less things during the day. 

‘But I expect and the doctors’ advice is I’ll get better each day and certainly today I feel terrific this morning, and I feel better than I did yesterday and yesterday I felt better than I did the day before. That’s what happens.’

Anthony Albanese says his government to address the soaring costs of living if Labor is elected on May 21

Anthony Albanese says his government to address the soaring costs of living if Labor is elected on May 21

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