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Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has given details about Labor’s $2.5 billion spending plan unveiled in the Budget reply last night.

Mr Albanese was quizzed on Today this morning about pay rises for aged care workers, who currently earn $22 an hour.

He said, if elected, a Labor government would make a submission to the Fair Work Commission based on the findings of the Aged Care Royal Commission.

“Our aged care workers do a very demanding … physical job … they deserve more than thanks … they deserve proper pay,” Mr Albanese said.

He admitted another key part of Labor’s plan – putting registered nurses into aged care homes – would be a challenge.

But Mr Albanese said Labor’s plan to expand skills training by 20,000 places would include aged care.

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