Labor's campaign launch about family budgets and jobs

OFFICIALLY launching Labor's campaign, Kevin Rudd has urged voters to choose the ALP at this Saturday's election to save jobs and protect family budgets from Tony Abbott's cuts.

Warnings about Opposition Leader featured heavily in the Prime Minister's speech - a crucial address, especially given there are just five days left in the campaign.

Preparing for a final-week "blitzkrieg" of key electorates, Mr Rudd headlined the slick campaign launch, which was held in an arena-style auditorium at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

His warm-up acts were Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his wife, Therese Rein, who spoke to a crowd full of Labor luminaries and faithful, including former prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.

The launch focused on jobs and training, with Mr Rudd announcing "major" changes to the employment services system, and promising "rapid response" assistance for the newly-unemployed within two days of losing their job.

Read more at ABC news online.

Topics:  economy federal election 2013 job cuts jobs labor party

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