Labor take stock in Russell Crowe campaign launch video

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will hit the trail in Brisbane today — a day after launching the party’s official election campaign in Perth.

But the Opposition has been caught using stock footage of elderly residents from overseas in a video narrated by Russell Crowe, which introduced Mr Albanese to the stage.

An elderly woman featured in the video was taken from a stock image website from the United States, while a man in a wheelchair was footage from Canada.

At the campaign launch Labor played a new ad that features the voice of actor Russell Crowe. (9News)
The ad was revealed to contain stock footage of elderly from overseas.
The ad was revealed to contain stock footage of elderly from overseas. (Shutterstock)

The ad features the voice of Hollywood heavyweight Russell Crowe.

“Our elderly are being mistreated every single day in a broken aged care system,” the actor is heard saying in a voiceover.

“We can do so much better.”

Standing in front of the party’s “A Better Future” slogan yesterday, Mr Albanese unveiled his party’s campaign.

Amid promises to Aussie voters was a vow to make “make more in Australia” and tackle the increasing cost-of-living.

Mr Albanese vowed to cut medicine costs on the PBS by $12.50, unveiled a housing plan to help home-buyers, and pledged to end the gender-pay-gap.

During Labor's campaign launch Anthony Albanese announced a plan to cut the cost of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
During Labor’s campaign launch Anthony Albanese announced a plan to cut the cost of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). ( Trevor Collens)

Mr Albanese returned to the campaign trail last week, following the end of his COVID-19 isolation period.

Mr Albanese will take part in a Labor Day Parade from 10am. Also in attendance will be Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) boss, Sally McManus and senior members of the Queensland government.

New polling out today by Newspoll suggests a hung Parliament is likely following the May 21 election, with the primary vote for both parties still stuck in the 30s.

Tanya Plibersek shared a throwback photo to Twitter to remind young Australians to enrol. The deadline to do so 8pm tonight.

Throwback photos of federal politicians

The Coalition is steady at 36 and Labor is up one to 38.

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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