The ABC News website has removed a tweet from political reporter Anthony Albanese that was widely shared online in which he said the Labor party should “go for it”.
“I think the Labor Party’s got to go for it and we’re going to make sure we win that,” Mr Albanese said in the tweet.
“Labor should go for the polls.”
The tweet was removed from the site in the hours after the tweet was published.
It is not the first time Mr Albanes has criticised the Labor leadership in recent days.
“There’s no such thing as the right party, they all have their own way of doing things,” he told the ABC’s 7.30 program in March.
“If you go into politics and you’re the only party with an agenda, then the way to go is to say ‘we’re the party with the agenda, we want to make our case for it, we’re the best of the best’.”
This is why the Labor caucus and the whole caucus should get behind the Labor campaign, and I hope that they’ll be.
“I hope that in the next election we will see a Labor government.”