Antony Albanese has responded to 'Airbus Alfa’ criticism with a simple eight-word response after being slammed for taking four overseas trips in a month.
The prime minister is in the US for the APEC summit, where all eyes will be on the much-anticipated meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.
Mr Albanese has been called out by opposition leader Peter Dutton, who says he should have canceled his trip to deal with domestic issues.
Mr Dutton said the Prime Minister should convene a meeting with the Prime Minister and First Ministers to discuss growing anti-Semitism and civil unrest in Australia amid the escalating conflict in Gaza.
The Liberal leader called on Mr Albanese to address safety concerns after a High Court ruling on immigration detention saw criminals released into the community.
But Mr Albanese shrugged off criticism of his recent trip, sharing a photo of himself shaking hands with Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, writing: 'What happens in the world matters at home’.
The pair met on Thursday to announce the government’s partnership with Microsoft, which is exploring safe and responsible ways to use artificial intelligence to better deliver public services to Australians.
’How we deliver jobs and growth and new industries to Australia,’ wrote the Prime Minister.
I am in San Francisco to attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
After Microsoft announced a $5 billion investment in Australia, it is expected to create more jobs and make the nation more cyber-safe.
It was the PM’s second visit to the US in a month and followed recent trips to China and the Cook Islands – prompting many to call the PM 'Airbus Albo’.
Antony Albanese (pictured) has responded to 'Airbus Alfa’ criticism with a simple eight-word response after being slammed for taking four overseas trips in a month.
Mr Albanese began his Instagram caption on Thursday with this eight-word statement
Australians are divided in opinion, with some saying overseas travel is an important and inevitable part of being prime minister.
’Why are you running? You fly around the world,’ one wrote.
He’s doing his job, another answered.
„His international meetings are beneficial for this country. Look at that.’
Anthony Albanese shares photo of himself shaking hands with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: 'What happens in the world matters at home’
’at home’. What about pissing yourself off at the thought of thousands of Australians being homeless because of a rental crisis that you’re doing nothing about?’ A third wrote.
’I wish I had a 'home’, a humble little house, a roof, security.’
Sky News presenter Paul Murray criticized the Prime Minister for continuing to 'fly around the world’ – his fourth overseas trip to San Francisco in a month.
’Airbus Albo is a nickname I have to keep using because I know how much they love it,’ the presenter told viewers earlier this week.
’He flies as fast as he flies around the world, as many kilometers as it takes to fly to the moon and beyond.
’Perhaps at the end of his prime ministership Mars will turn back – or is he going to continue on to Pluto.’
. „Gracz. Namiętny pionier w mediach społecznościowych. Wielokrotnie nagradzany miłośnik muzyki. Rozrabiacz”.