Anthony Albanese trolls Prime Minister Scott Morrison after awkward photos with Grace Tame
- Labor leader Anthony Albanse trolls Prime Minister over awkward photo
- Aussies were quick to point out the difference on how Tame reacted to Albo
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has mocked Scott Morrison after his awkward photo opportunity with sexual assault survivor and Australian of the Year Grace Tame.
Ms Tame stood, stony faced, next to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny for an obligatory photo opportunity at The Lodge in Canberra.
Aussies were quick to point out the glaring difference on how Ms Tame reacted to Mr Albanese compared to the Prime Minister
She reluctantly shook Mr Morrison’s hand without meeting the prime minister’s eyes.
As thousands reacted to the photos on social media, Mr Albanese shared a picture of himself and a very happy Ms Tame taken at an event.
‘The extraordinary 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame,’ a caption on Albanese’s image said
Many Aussies were quick to point out the glaring difference on how Ms Tame reacted to Mr Albanese compared to the Prime Minister.
Anthony Albanese shared a photo with a beaming Grace Tame shortly after her awkward encounter with the PM
Grace Tame has been a sustained critic over the Morrison government’s track record when it came to the treatment of women
Ms Tame, a child sexual abuse survivor, and advocate for women and children, was awarded Australian of the Year in 2021 for leading a campaign for a legal change that allowed sex abuse survivors to speak out.
She has been a vocal and sustained critic of the Morrison government’s track record.
The past year was marked by a series of political fiascos for the Morrison government when it came to the treatment of women.
This including former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins going public about her alleged 2019 rape by a colleague in a federal minister’s office.
The coalition was roundly criticised for failing to pass all legislative reforms recommended by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.
The commissioner’s review of federal parliament’s workplace culture painted a damning picture after one-third of people surveyed said they had been sexually harassed.
As the sitting year drew to a close, cabinet minister Alan Tudge was forced to stand aside over allegations of emotional and physical abuse from his former staffer Rachelle Miller.
The allegations are subject to an ongoing investigation by the prime minister’s department.
Mr Albanese thanked Ms Tame for her ‘quite extraordinary courage and her fierce advocacy’.
‘You’ve inspired countless Australians and you’ve earned enormous respect,’ he said during an address to the National Press Club.
‘The events that occurred in parliament … constituted a powerful wake-up call.’
‘But we’ve had so many wake-up calls. We have no excuse to wait for another.’