Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese pours a pint at White Lakes Brewery in Baldivis.Picture: Nic Ellis

At a brewery in Baldivis, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese was given a choice bit of advice yesterday on connecting with everyday Australians after Labor’s election loss.

“Keeping going on the morning shows,” the White Lakes Brewery visitor told him, and to keep to the straight-talking when it comes to the issues, so the average voter could relate.

Without taking a break since the shock loss, Mr Albanese took over the Labor leadership and has ventured west as part of his national “listening tour”.

Trains and pubs took up Mr Albanese’s time on the first day of his three-day trip and he was quick to point out this was his fifth visit to WA for the year.

“I think it’s important that politicians who reside on the east coast actually spend time here listening to West Australians about the unique challenges that are here, but also the unique opportunities that are here as well,” he said.

Mr Albanese said he would continue to be front and centre when it came to building the Federal Labor profile in the State.

“You can see my face out there having press conferences with all of the colleagues who are behind me and I have consistently been here and I will continue to be here,” he said.

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