Analysis

Election Diary: How Anthony Albanese used Hunter visit to not make things worse

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated April 15 2022 - 11:06am, first published 9:00am
HEALTH PLEDGE: Anthony Albanese with Labor candidates outside Cessnock Hospital. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Labor campaign HQ let out a big sigh of relief after Anthony Albanese completed a gaffe-free media conference in Cessnock on Thursday.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.