Anthony Albanese has lashed out at EZFKA PM Scott Morrison intention to increase migration to 160,000 post-COVID as ‘unacceptably high.’
Albanese says that the number would disproportionately hurt Australian workers they haven’t represented in over 40 years, and said that 159,999 was a far more politically palatable number.
“We’ll still be pulling the old bait and switch of less temporary and more permanent migration, which means faster access to public services migrants haven’t paid for and making these people harder to get rid of,” Albanese said.
“All the naive dickheads over at Macrobusiness will eat it up as actual commitment and claim the ALP of their grandfather is back. Anything Scomo can announce and not commit to, we can do the same.”
Albanese said the only commitment he was prepared to follow through on was unlimited Indian grandmothers via the parental visa scheme, to be announced at a later date.