Anthony Albanese unable to name unemployment rate, cash rate in first press conference on campaign trail

Finn McHugh
Sarah Basford Canales
Olivia Ireland
By Finn McHugh, Sarah Basford Canales, and Olivia Ireland · Updated April 11 2022 - 7:44am, first published 2:00am

Anthony Albanese has stated "I'm human" after being unable to name the unemployment rate during a difficult first morning on the campaign trail.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

Olivia Ireland

Olivia is a reporter for the Canberra Times. She has covered local news, arts, education and business and is beginning her rotation with Federal Politics. Olivia started as an intern in August 2021 and began her career with the Times after completing her studies in November 2021.

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