Sky News’ Paul Murray says Airbus Albo must lead the country after spending time abroad


Sky News host Paul Murray has slammed Anthony Albanese for being overseas, demanding he ‘keep leading the country’.

Mr Albanese has been dubbed ‘Airbus Albo’ by critics for the number of days he has spent abroad since winning the May 21 election – spending a third of his time in office in different countries.

His trips abroad amid fourth flood-stricken NSW have been compared to Scott Morrison’s trip to Hawaii at the height of the 2019 bushfires.

The political commentator lashed out at the Prime Minister for his moves on his Paul Murray Live show last night.

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Sky News host Paul Murray slammed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (pictured here with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy) for spending time abroad

Murray claimed the Prime Minister was ‘all excuses, all facades, no action’.

“He spent a third of his time as prime minister abroad, bringing with him checks for $100 million to have a selfie with Volodymyr Zelensky,” he said.

He then pointed out that Mr. Albanese was preparing to leave at the end of the week for Fiji to attend a forum of Pacific nations.

“Now remember when, a prime minister who wasn’t there on the sidelines to fill the sandbags, was a national disgrace?”

“If you can make someone’s life better and easier, do something! Express yourself, make decisions.

“You would have thought that the opportunity to go to Ukraine would have been cut short because again, floods happen once a century all over the country.”

Murray then highlighted a clip of Anthony Albanese, where he said he “hasn’t had a day off in a long time.”

“Oh honey, you haven’t had a day off, if only there were recent examples of people being pilloried when they took a day off.” When there was a national scandal when someone took time off with their family.

“Welcome to the working reality, mate. The job you applied for, the job you were obsessed with getting, shaped you, and you did everything you could to get it, and you earned the trust of the Australian people.

“I don’t care if you haven’t had a day off in six weeks, toughen up, princess.” It’s the big chair. You will have the rest of your life when your premiership is over to take a nap. Until then, you are in charge of the joint.

“This guy is honestly very full of himself right now, but I’m sorry mate, if you start getting bored in six weeks, let’s meet again in six months.”

In early June, he traveled to Indonesia to meet President Joko Widodo.

Last week, Mr. Albanese traveled to Spain for the NATO summit, to France to meet President Emmanuel Macron and restore relations between the two countries, to Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the middle of the war with Russia and the United Arab Emirates to visit Australian soldiers. stationed in the country.

The Conservative political commentator (pictured) asked the Prime Minister to

The Conservative political commentator (pictured) has called on the Prime Minister to ‘keep leading the country’ and respond to the NSW flood crisis

On Wednesday, Mr Albanese reacted furiously to the accusation comparing his trip, which was largely for important international matters, to Scott Morrison’s holiday in Hawaii.

“I was fulfilling a responsibility that I believe I have to travel to Ukraine,” he said.

‘Comparing this with a vacation is beyond contempt, frankly.

“And that says a lot about the people who made those comments.”

He said the new government was keeping its promise of a change in attitude.

“Some people apparently didn’t get the new policy memo,” he said.

“The new policy is about getting things done and getting results and working together for the benefit of the Australian public. It’s my aim.

Mr Albanese was accused of not even picking up the phone to call New South Wales Premier Dom Perrottet as the state sank under another deluge of rain over the weekend.

But he said he had to be smuggled into Ukraine, with national security protection and the media, without a phone or internet device to avoid detection.

“We had no electronic equipment – no telephone, no internet, no communication with the outside,” he said.

“It was about protecting ourselves, but also protecting President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people we were meeting.

‘Cause obviously there’s a war going on – [but] apparently this should have been rejected.

He insisted that he contacted Prime Minister Perrottet as soon as he returned from Ukraine and returned to Poland.

“I immediately spoke to Prime Minister Perrottet, I spoke to [federal emergency] minister [Murray] Watt, I spoke to Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles and made sure all support was offered,’ he said.

“We played. We are not a one person show.

Mr. Perrottet also came to the Prime Minister’s defense and welcomed the new relationship between the federal and state governments.

“I know in some quarters the Prime Minister has been criticized for his absence,” he said.

“What I would say is that from my point of view, the federal government must balance international concerns and national concerns.

“But as soon as he could, he picked up the phone to call me.”

He added: ‘What we have seen here is excellent co-ordination from Commonwealth and state government.

“Having the 100 ADF in the field very, very quickly was nice.”

He admitted that the relationship with the previous coalition government had at times struggled to effectively deliver the required aid when needed.

“I’m always going to say it as I see it,” he said.

“I had a very constructive relationship with the previous government, but that doesn’t mean we always agreed on various things. I think people know that.

But he admitted Albania’s new government has helped bring a faster response to flood-affected residents around Sydney and the Hunter region.

“We don’t have the bureaucracy that prevents ministers from understanding, coordinating and communicating the issues on the ground,” he said.

“So you get better results. You get a faster response when ministers contact each other directly, understand the needs and concerns on the ground, and respond effectively.

The comments came as it was announced that flood-affected residents will be eligible for disaster payments of $1,000 for adults and $400 for children, which will be transferred to bank accounts as soon as Thursday.

Eligible local government areas include Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Canterbury Bankstown, Campbelltown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Kiama, Lithgow, Liverpool, Northern Beaches, Penrith, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland, The Hills, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong.

The population of eligible LGAs combined is 3.67 million.

The disaster payments come on top of initial aid announced by the Federal and NSW governments announced earlier this week.

“We know it has a real impact on people. We want to make sure the media is available as soon as possible,” Mr. Albanese said.

“That’s why we were very quick to act in partnership with the NSW Government and it’s nice that we were able to work together so strongly. We know that these circumstances have had an impact on the people there in the area where you are.

Criticism of the Prime Minister’s time abroad comes as Opposition Leader Peter Dutton took two weeks off on vacation.

Mr Dutton’s office announced he was going on leave on Sunday, with deputy Liberal Party leader Sussan Ley taking over until he returns later this month.


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