Anthony Albanese takes questions about Billy Bragg’s concert
Anthony Albanese’s VERY quick trip to one of his favorite musos sparks furious speculation whether he used the Prime Minister’s jet to make the gig on time: ‘It’s like his very own Uber…’
- Anthony Albanese attended Billy Bragg’s concert
- He made the journey from Canberra to Brisbane
- Aussies ask if he used Prime Minister’s jet
Questions were raised after Anthony Albanese drove down the motorway to catch a concert in Brisbane by one of his favorite artists.
The Prime Minister traveled from Canberra to the Tivoli Theater in central Brisbane on Thursday night to enjoy a performance by socialist muso Billy Bragg.
He made it to the concert, which started at 8 p.m., despite having worked in the capital earlier in the day.
His rapid travel has left some questioning whether he used the prime minister’s jet for the journey.
Mr Albanese’s use of the jet was not confirmed and the Prime Minister’s Office did not respond to questions from Daily Mail Australia.
But critics have fueled speculation on social media.
Anthony Albanese backstage at the Billy Bragg concert in Brisbane on Thursday night. He is pictured with the venue owner
Mr Albanese was filmed waving to fellow concertgoers during Thursday night’s performance
One said: “Did Anthony Albanese commandeer the Prime Minister’s jet in Brisbane on Thursday night to catch his pal, working-class troubadour Billy Bragg?
“Probably as he doesn’t seem to have a sense of what should and shouldn’t be done, or right from wrong. Clueless!’
Another commented: “You can bet he did. It’s like his own Uber.”
While a third said: “The Prime Minister for selfies and good times found time whilst ‘delivering’ to command the Commonwealth private jet to fly to Brisbane.
“He loves a good time.”
Several Labor members attended the concert, including Queensland Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles, Transport Secretary Mark Bailey and Federal MP Graham Perrett.
Mr Albanese went on to hold a press conference in Brisbane at Trevor St Baker’s Tritium on Friday morning.
Posing with an electric car charger, Mr Albanese tweeted: “This is what one of the world’s fastest electric vehicle chargers looks like.
Mr Albanese and Bragg first met in the 1990s and have met on an irregular basis since when the British singer was touring Australia, with their last meeting being in 2018
“This is the kind of technology we need to make Australia a renewable energy superpower.
“Companies like Tritium here in Brisbane need certainty to invest in new technology, new ideas and new jobs.”
The Prime Minister is a proud fan of the British left-wing singer and they are old friends.
Mr Albanese quoted Mr Bragg in his first speech to the ALP caucus after winning last year’s federal election as saying: “Just because you’re going forward doesn’t mean I’m going backwards.”
Mr Bragg said he and Mr Albanese first met at Sydney’s Enmore Theater in the late 1990s and “bonded immediately over a shared love of music and a commitment to the politics of compassion”.
The PM and Bragg have caught up whenever the singer has toured Australia, he added.
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