Election 2022: Anthony Albanese steps out of iso into awkward Twitter gaffe

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After spending a week in isolation following a Covid positive result, Anthony Albanese has returned to the election circuit, tweeting about his first post-isolation activity— only to have to quickly scramble to delete it.

The Labor leader shared a picture of his pet cavoodle Toto sitting near one of the cameras as he did live crosses on Friday morning.

However, the picture was swiftly taken down after it was realised the potential prime minister's phone number was visible on Toto's collar.

Anthony Albanese's tweet was swiftly deleted. Source: Twitter
Anthony Albanese's tweet was swiftly deleted. Source: Twitter

Mr Albanese uploaded a series of videos showing him taking his dog for a walk at the park celebrating being out of isolation.

"Out of iso and back at it,' he captioned a photo with Toto, later sharing a clip of the dog running around an oval.

"I’m not the only one excited to be out," he said.

Albanese questioned over cost of living

Although Mr Albanese wasn't present at Labor's press conference on Friday, he appeared on a number of morning shows on Friday where he was asked about the cost of living rising in Australia.

"We need an economic plan so the economy works for people, not the other way around," he told the ABC, following Labor's criticism of how the Morrison government has handled the economy as inflation has risen to 5.1 per cent in Australia — the highest level for more than two decades.

"This government are happy to claim credit any time something goes right but as soon as things don't, they look to blame someone else and not accept responsibility.

'We will accept responsibility. We will step up and recognise that people are doing it tough."

Labor pledges to deliver higher wages

The Labor leader told the Today Show his government's focus is on better wages.

"We will lift productivity through the national reconstruction fund, by having the NBN operate properly to lift the productivity of businesses, and then that way you can pay better profits and better wages," he said on Friday.

"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."

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