Anthony Albanese urges Australians to 'vote for hope and optimism' at Labor campaign launch

Gerard Cockburn
Harley Dennett
By Gerard Cockburn, and Harley Dennett
Updated May 1 2022 - 7:54am, first published 3:50am
Anthony Albanese ahead of the Labor Party's campaign launch at Optus Stadium in Perth. Picture: AAP

Anthony Albanese used Labor's campaign launch to pledge to make medicines cheaper, tackle housing affordability and supply, and reduce the gender pay gap.

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Gerard Cockburn

Gerard Cockburn

Economics Reporter

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.