Jacinta Price unleashes on Anthony Albanese and says he’s doing a ‘TERRIBLE’ job as prime minister – so why does she think he’s doing so badly?
- Ex PM Scott Morrison secretly swore himself in to five ministerial portfolios
- Anthony Albanese spent much of last week criticising his predecessor
- Senator Jacinta Price said he was too focussed on that and doing ‘terribly’
Jacinta Price has accused Anthony Albanese of doing a ‘terrible’ job as prime minister after he spent much of last week criticising Scott Morrison for secretly swearing himself into five ministerial portfolios.
Senator Price, who hit headlines after she claimed left-wing journalist Peter FitzSimons was ‘bullying’ her, savaged the Labor leader in a scathing Facebook comment on a post by Victorian state politician Bernie Finn.
Mr Finn, who was expelled from the Victorian Liberals over his anti-abortion views, said Mr Albanese should ‘lay off bagging his predecessor and concentrate on solving the very real problems the nation faces.
‘He is no longer Opposition Leader – he should start acting like a Prime Minister,’ he wrote.
Jacinta Price has accused Anthony Albanese of doing a ‘terrible’ job as prime minister
Senator Price, who represents the Northern Territory for the Country Liberals, replied with a scathing assessment of Mr Albanese’s performance since winning power in May.
‘Problem is he doesn’t know how to act like a Prime Minister. Too busy running others down to distract us all from the terrible job he is doing,’ she commented.
The federal Liberal leadership also claims Mr Albanese is too focussed on his predecessor and should be talking about inflation and the cost of living.
Mr Albanese will this afternoon receive legal advice on whether Mr Morrison broke any rules by making himself minister for health, finance, resources, home affairs and treasurer in 2020 and 2021.
Mr Albanese will on Monday afternoon receive legal advice on whether Mr Morrison broke any rules
Senator Price, a conservative, captured national attention earlier this month when she went public claiming she felt FitzSimons – the husband of TV host Lisa Wilkinson – ‘imposed’ his view on her during a phone interview about the merits and faults of the Voice to Parliament.
Both insisted they had witnesses backing their accounts of the phone interview in which the new senator claimed the author was ‘rude’ and ‘aggressive’ towards her.
Daily Mail Australia obtained the furious text messages the pair exchanged in the wake of the interview being published in the Nine’s newspapers.
In a Facebook post after the article was published, Senator Price alleged FitzSimons ‘accused me of giving racists a voice but that wasn’t printed’ and later told media he was ‘aggressive’ and ‘rude’ and shouted at her.
Above is the beginning of the explosive text message exchange between Peter FitzSimons (words in grey) and Jacinta Price (words in blue)
Jacinta Price and Peter FitzSimons both furiously claimed they had witnesses to their phone call in a heated text exchange (pictured) after she accused him of being ‘aggressive’
FitzSimons strongly denied her claims – as did his editor, who tweeted that he had listened to the interview and there was no shouting.
Senator Price is against a Voice to Parliament because she feels it will add bureaucracy and not actually help marginalised Aboriginal people.
She recently suggested that Mr Albanese is just ‘virtue-signalling’ and merely wants his own ‘Whitlam moment’ like other Labor Prime Ministers.