Anthony Albanese has sought to move on from his economic figure gaffe, saying he will shake off the incident.
The Labor leader continued his campaign in Tasmania in the Labor-held seat of Lyons before flying into Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon where he visited the Father Bob Maguire Foundation charity.
Mr Albanese faced sustained attacks from the Liberals over a slip-up where he couldn't state the unemployment or official interest rate.
But seeking to shift debate back towards policy, he unveiled a plan to reinstate a 50 per cent regional loading for bulk-billed telehealth psychiatric consultations.
"The Labor Party is actually the only party that's released comprehensive and detailed policies around supporting economic growth and the jobs that that will create," he told reporters.
"When you make a mistake with a number, and I was concentrating on something else, it shouldn't have happened, you own up to it and move on ... I wish it hadn't had occurred, I am usually very good with numbers."
Prime Minister Scott Morrison seized on Monday's remarks during a press conference in the marginal seat of Parramatta, which is currently held by Labor by 3.5 per cent.
"Leaders will not get every single figure right, and that's not really the issue here. The issue is there's something Anthony Albanese should be apologising for, it should be that he doesn't have an economic plan," he said.
"His working assumptions about our economy and what Australians are achieving in our economy he doesn't know and he doesn't understand."
Liberal ministers also seized on Mr Albanese not knowing the human rights commissioner's name, with Assistant Attorney-General Amanda Stoker taking to Twitter to ask, "Is there any brief he is across?" in a tweet where she also misspelt Lorraine Finlay's name.
The government was using the second full day of the campaign to spruik a pledge to create 1.3 million jobs over the next five years across Western Sydney, with Mr Morrison also visiting the at-risk Liberal seat of Lindsay.
However, Mr Albanese said the government could not be trusted on job predictions.
"This is a government that don't have a plan for the economy. That's why from this government what you're seeing ... support, these one-offs that disappears as soon as people have cast their vote," he said.
"(The budget) was all about an election, what we need is a plan for the economy."
Labor's finance spokesperson Katy Gallagher also seized on the headline figure, saying while the party supported more jobs, there was no clear plan to achieve it.
"It's unclear from what the government has announced today what the plan is and whether it is as some are saying, just the expected employment growth you would see over the next five years," Senator Gallagher told the ABC.
"I haven't been provided with any of the details. We are the only party that has releasing detailed modelling and costing (of) policies."
It comes as a new opinion poll showed Labor maintaining its lead over the government.
The Roy Morgan poll shows Labor ahead 57-43 on two-party preferred, while Labor is also ahead in all six states.
Despite being behind in the polls, the prime minister stressed the election was not about a popularity contest.
"This is about whether people are good at managing the economy and have a strong economic plan," he said.
"You can't risk it on an inexperienced and unproven team."
Australian Associated Press
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