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AustraliaNew Labor leader Albanese heads to Qld

21:06  27 may  2019
21:06  27 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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New Labor leader Anthony Albanese is set to travel to Queensland in the hope of making up lost ground that was pivotal in his party's shock election loss. By visiting Queensland Mr Albanese is hoping to reach out to people who didn't vote for Labor , including one-in-four voters who didn't vote

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New Labor leader Anthony Albanese is set to travel to Queensland in the hope of making up lost ground that was pivotal in his party's shock election loss.

Mr Albanese will travel to Caboolture on Tuesday in his first trip as opposition leader.

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Caboolture sits in the seat of Longman, which was one of two Queensland seats Labor lost at the federal election.

By visiting Queensland Mr Albanese is hoping to reach out to people who didn't vote for Labor, including one-in-four voters who didn't vote for the opposition or the coalition at last Saturday's federal election.

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"Both of the potential government parties in this nation need to acknowledge there's a weakness in the system when the level of the vote is that high," he told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

Mr Albanese has vowed to hold the government to account, while also seeking bipartisanship on energy policy and a way to recognise indigenous Australians in the constitution.

Queensland Labor Senator Murray Watt says the party's bruising result in the state doesn't mean it should step away from what it stands for, particularly fairness.

"While the result in Queensland in particular is very bad, I don't think that necessarily means that we have to just abandon everything we stood for and completely change our values," he told ABC Radio National on Monday.

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"I don't subscribe to the view that this means Labor has to jump to the right politically."

But the result in regional Queensland showed people were concerned about their economic and job security, he added.

"We've got to do a much better job of convincing people that we have their economic interests at heart."

Nominations for federal Labor parliamentary leader closed on Monday morning and, as expected, Mr Albanese was the only person to put his hand up.

Victorian MP Richard Marles is in line to be his deputy, again being the only person with his hat in the ring for the job.

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