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'A vote for Morrison is a vote for Palmer, Hanson': Labor

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 27/04/2019 Nick Pearson

Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has torn into Prime Minister Scott Morrison over his likely preference deal with Clive Palmer's United Australia Party.

Speaking in Hobart this morning, Mr Albanese took aim at the Liberals, the Nationals, One Nation, Clive Palmer and Jacqui Lambie in quick succession.

"Scott Morrison had a choice between standing up for ripped off workers or sucking up to a tosser who ripped them off and he chose the tosser. He chose Clive Palmer," Mr Albanese said.

"What is very clear about these preference negotiations that have taken place, whether it's Palmer or whether it's (Pauline) Hanson, is that it is a recipe for absolute chaos and if we have a Morrison-Hanson-Palmer government, then it will be the most chaotic in Australia's history."

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson. © AAP Image/Mick Tsikas One Nation leader Pauline Hanson. Mr Albanese said the "fringe hard-right" minor parties would be at the heart of a re-elected Morrison government.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten added to the criticism.

"A vote for Scott Morrison is a vote for Clive Palmer and Pauline Hanson," he said.

"What we see is the prospect, if they are successful, of the most extreme right-wing government in Australia's history."

United Australia party leader Clive Palmer. © AAP Image/Glenn Hunt United Australia party leader Clive Palmer. Mr Shorten and Mr Albanese are in Hobart to promote a $120 million investment in Tasmanian tourism, including a huge cash injection to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

But Mr Morrison has repeatedly declined to criticise Mr Palmer this week, despite the testy history between the two.The Coalition are yet to announce a preference deal with the United Australia Party or anybody else.

Mr Morrison is in the NSW Central West this morning to announce a drought support package.

Pictures: Federal Election 2019 - Scott Morrison's campaign

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