Anthony Albanese fires up at his trip to Ukraine being compared with Scott Morrison:


Fuming Anthony Albanese ERUPTS at criticism of his ‘Airbus Albo’ world tour – saying it’s ‘beyond contempt’ to compare his trip to war-torn Ukraine to Scott Morrison’s bushfire holiday in Hawaii

  • Anthony Albanese has hit back at critics of his global jetsetting since election
  • His 55,000km world tour has taken him to Japan, Europe, Indonesia and Ukraine
  • Prime minister’s trips have been compared to Scott Morrison’s Hawaiian holiday 
  • But Mr Albanese branded those calling him Airbus Albo as ‘beyond contempt’ 

Anthony Albanese has blasted the ‘Airbus Albo’ critics of his overseas trips, branding them ‘beyond contempt’ and adding: ‘They didn’t get the memo about the new politics.’

The prime minister has come under fire for jetsetting around the globe since the May 21 election, notching up more than 55,000km and spending a third of his time in power overseas.

He returned at the weekend from a trip to Europe where he was invited to the NATO summit followed by meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and a trip to war-torn Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Anthony Albanese has blasted the 'Airbus Albo' critics of his overseas trips, branding them 'beyond contempt' and adding: 'They didn't get the memo about the new politics'

Anthony Albanese has blasted the ‘Airbus Albo’ critics of his overseas trips, branding them ‘beyond contempt’ and adding: ‘They didn’t get the memo about the new politics’

It follows earlier trips to Japan for the Quad summit meeting in Tokyo just after he was elected, and  a trip to Indonesia to meet President Joko Widodo.

The jetset politicking while New South Wales was hit by another flood crisis has been compared to former PM Scott Morrison’s trip to Hawaii at the height of the 2019 bushfire disaster. 

But on Wednesday, Mr Albanese  reacted furiously to the accusation.

‘I was fulfilling a responsibility that I believe that I had of traveling to Ukraine,’ he said. ‘To compare that with a holiday is beyond contempt, frankly.

‘And it says a lot about the people who made those comments.’

Anthony Albanese's jetset politicking while New South Wales was hit by another flood crisis has been compared to former PM Scott Morrison's trip to Hawaii at the height of the 2019 bushfire disaster

Anthony Albanese’s jetset politicking while New South Wales was hit by another flood crisis has been compared to former PM Scott Morrison’s trip to Hawaii at the height of the 2019 bushfire disaster

He said the new government was delivering on their promise of a change of attitude.

‘Some people apparently didn’t get the memo about the new politics,’ he said. 

‘New politics is about getting things done and achieving outcomes and working together in the interests of the Australian public. That’s my objective.’

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