The Coalition has been quick to seize on Anthony Albanese’s stumble.
After the Opposition Leader was unable to say what the current cash rate or unemployment rate is, Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham raced to send out a statement.
“If you don’t know what the unemployment rate is, you can’t be trusted to keep Australians in jobs,” Mr Birmingham said.
“The interest rate matters. Keeping them as low as possible matters. It effects how much mortgages cost. It effects family budgets.”
It’s fair to say this clip of Mr Albanese has played right into the government’s hands.
The Coalition was already asking the Australian public if they could trust Labor with the economy as one of their main lines of attack.