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Anthony Albanese sought to overrule his economic figure gaffe, saying he would get over the incident.

The Labor leader continued his campaign in Tasmania at Labor headquarters in Lyon before flying to Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon where he visited the charity Father Bob Maguire Foundation.

Mr Albanese faced sustained attacks from the Liberals over an error where he could not quote the unemployment rate or the official interest rate.

But seeking to steer the debate back to politics, he unveiled a plan to reinstate a 50% regional charge for bulk-billed telehealth psychiatric consultations.

“The Labor Party is in fact the only party to have published comprehensive and detailed policies around supporting economic growth and the jobs that will come with it,” he told reporters.

“When you make a mistake with a number, and I was focusing on something else, it shouldn’t have happened, you acknowledge it and move on… I wish it hadn’t happened, I’m usually very good with numbers.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison seized on Monday’s remarks at a press conference in the fringe seat of Parramatta, currently held by 3.5% Labour.

“Leaders won’t get all the numbers right, and that’s not really the issue here. The issue is that there’s something Anthony Albanese should apologize for, it should be that he doesn’t has no economic plan,” he said.

“His working assumptions about our economy and what Australians are achieving in our economy, he doesn’t know about them and doesn’t understand them.”

Liberal ministers also seized on the fact that Mr Albanese did not know the name of the human rights commissioner, with Deputy Attorney General Amanda Stoker taking to Twitter to ask: ‘Is there a memoir that ‘he crosses ?” in a tweet where she also misspelled Lorraine Finlay’s name.

The government was using the second full day of the campaign to pledge to create 1.3 million jobs over the next five years in western Sydney, with Mr Morrison also visiting the at-risk Liberal headquarters in Lindsay.

However, Mr Albanese said the government could not trust the jobs forecast.

“It’s a government that doesn’t have a plan for the economy. That’s why from this government what you see… the support, those one-off elements that disappear as soon as people have voted,” he said. he declares.

“(The budget) was about an election, what we need is a plan for the economy.”

Labour’s finance spokeswoman Katy Gallagher also seized on the headline figure, saying that while the party was backing more jobs, there was no clear plan to get there.

“From what the government announced today, it is unclear what the plan is and whether it is, as some are saying, the expected job growth you would see over the next five next few years,” Sen. Gallagher told the ABC.

“I have not received any details. We are the only party that has published detailed modeling and costing policies.”

It comes as a new opinion poll showed Labor maintaining its lead over the government.

The Roy Morgan poll shows Labor ahead 57-43 on two-party preference, while Labor also leads in all six states.

Despite falling behind in the polls, the Prime Minister stressed that the election was not about popularity.

“It’s about whether people are good at managing the economy and have a solid economic plan,” he said.

“You can’t risk that in an inexperienced, unproven team.”

Australian Associated Press

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