Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor has doubled down on his criticism of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s absence during the New South Wales floods.
“My point was I was on the ground yesterday with my constituents dealing with terrible, devastating flooding circumstances in the Camden,” he told Sky News Australia.
“They wanted to know the Prime Minister and others were concerned, were dealing with the concerns that they had.”
Mr Taylor said voters needed to know someone was “on the job” and noted Mr Albanese was silent for 48 hours before issuing a statement.
“It was a very serious situation, 30,000 houses evacuated, very emotional for a lot of people … and so it was right and proper that that get the attention it deserved,” he said.