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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 02:15 am

Anthony Albanese hits back at Scott Morrison over text message claim

Anthony Albanese hits back at Scott Morrison over text message claim
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison for telling “a lie” to Parliament over the pair’s private text messages over his ill-fated trip to Hawaii.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison for telling “a lie” to Parliament over the pair’s private text messages over his ill-fated trip to Hawaii.Accusing the Prime Minister of being a man “who has a problem with telling the truth”, Mr Albanese said today he was gobsmacked when Mr Morrison falsely claimed that he told him exactly where he was going in a 2019 private text message.The text message mess follows an international furore after Prime Minister Scott Morrison leaked his own text messages with French President Emmanuel Macron after he publicly accused him of being a liar.“When my electorate was burning, the Prime Minister’s office told journalists he was not on holiday in Hawaii.

Why did the Prime Minister’s office say that when it wasn’t true?“The Prime Minister said that, to quote him, ‘I texted him from the plane when I was going on that leave and told him where I was going’,” he said.

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