Coronavirus a 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity to reshape economy, Anthony Albanese says
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Labor leader Anthony Albanese has used a major speech to the caucus to outline how Australia should rebuild its economy after the coronavirus crisis passes.
Australians have to come through the coronavirus pandemic still saying "We're all in this together" if the nation is to rise out of the economic slump. Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says the crisis is a once-in-a-political lifetime event that creates a rare opportunity to renew Australia's federation and reshape its economy. "The pandemic has exposed another inconvenient truth: we are living in uncertain times and maybe our economy isn't as resilient as we like to think," he said in a speech to the Labor caucus on Monday. "The fact is that too much of the risk in our economy has been shifted onto those with the least capacity to manage in tougher times. READ MORE Scott Morrison may need to extend JobSeeker and JobKeeper, says Labor "Our economy has become riskier and we need to think through what that means for us all." Mr Albanese has asked Labor frontbenchers to offer ideas for the recovery. He detailed some of these in the speech, including a need to revitalise manufacturing using cheap, clean energy and…