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Anthony Albanese Gets Booed While Delivering Speech At Bluesfest

Stewart Perrie

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Anthony Albanese Gets Booed While Delivering Speech At Bluesfest

Anthony Albanese received a mixed reception while delivering a speech at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

The leader of the Labor party was probably hoping for a sea of cheers and applause when he hopped up onto the stage.

While there were certainly some fans in the crowd, there were also people who didn't seem too happy to see him.


A cacophony of boos rang out in the big tent as Mr Albanese introduced himself and spoke about about Labor's plan for the country.

He said the party wants to recognise First Nations people in the constitution and also said they would be a 'government that backs the arts sector'.

The biggest cheers came when the Opposition leader announced that Jimmy Barnes would be kicking off his set.

The first two weeks of the federal election campaign has seen a big drop in support for Labor.


A Resolve poll revealed the party fell from 38 per cent support from Aussie voters to 34 per cent.

Mr Albanese had a small edge over Scott Morrison as preferred Prime Minister of 37 per cent to 36 per cent.

However, the latest survey showed those numbers have now been flipped.

While the reaction at Bluesfest wasn't the best result for Mr Albanese, it's not the first time a politician has been booed by the public at a large event.


Scott Morrison copped it during Shane Warne's state funeral in Melbourne.

He was seen smirking while the 30,000 strong crowd let him know what they thought of him as a Prime Minister and leader.

Mr Morrison shrugged off the reception and explained how important it was for him to be there.


“My message to all Australians, but particularly to Shane’s family, is thank you. Thank you for sharing Shane with all of us,” he said.

“I hope tonight what people will be able to do is just pour out their love for Shane and he and all of his family.

"That’s what I hope that they will see the great celebration of his life and be simply comforted by that.

“Shane has given us all so many wonderful moments, and he’s such an Australian character and an Australian icon.


"So I’m looking forward to seeing his life celebrated tonight, and I hope the family take away from that a sense of comfort.”

Featured Image Credit: @Fi_Willan/Twitter. Anthony Albanese/Twitter

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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