The inflammatory ad runs as the government is making a last ditch effort against the odds to gather Senate support for the company tax legislation, due to be voted on this week.
The government action means there is no trade at the moment after the other current exporter, Livestock Shipping Services, paused its trade over the northern summer.
Albanese's speech comes against a background of speculation that Bill Shorten's leadership could be under pressure if the party performs badly at the Super Saturday byelections.
It was a busy week in politics, with the federal government passing its income tax package, more squabbling over the ABC, and all parties gearing up for the July 28 byelections.
The Senate on Thursday is set to pass intact the government's $144 billion three-stage income tax package - but whether the plan is fully delivered will depend on who wins the election.
Michelle Guthrie has hit back against critics with a Deloitte Access Economics assessment the public broadcaster contributed more than $1 billion to the Australian economy in the last financial year.
It has been described as virtue-signalling to the base. I think it is rather more serious. It will reinforce the anti-ABC sentiment of some in government ranks - which has reached absurd levels.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the assessment of whether someone was covered by the legislation "will have to be made by the people concerned".
Outlining the government's detailed response the Prime Minister said Western Australia had now agreed to sign on to the national redress scheme so there will be a fully national scheme from July 1.
Shorten has moved to make the ABC an election issue promising to reverse the Turnbull government's $83.7 million budget cut and to guarantee funding certainty over the broadcaster's next budget cycle.
The government wants to rush through its espionage and foreign interference bills, but more time is needed to make sure these make the country safer without jeopardising freedom.
The changes are designed to meet criticisms from charities, universities and others, and to get a quick agreement with Labor on the legislation.
The poll was commissioned by the Australia Institute, a progressive think tank.
The government has extended by a year the time it is giving exporters with old ships to continue with sub-standard conditions for sheep carried to the Middle East.
The estimates have been prepared by the independent PBO, at the request of the Greens. The opposition has repeatedly sought annual figures, but the government resisted the demands.
As the Joyce saga continued to suck political oxygen in the wake of Sunday's TV interview with Joyce and partner Vikki Campion, he rejected speculation that he might not contest his New England seat.
Lloyd, who was appointed commissioner by the Abbott government, had been subject to a complaint that he breached the Public Service Code of Conduct.
The Seven Network paid a reported $150,000 for the interview which Joyce and Campion are putting into a trust fund for Sebastian, who was born in April.
The majestic Eucalyptus regnans stands far above its forest brethren.
It's been another colourful week in federal politics, highlighted by Greg Hunt's swearing, the Barnaby Joyce saga taking yet another turn, and One Nation falling apart at the seams.
In an extraordinary Thursday night interview on Sky Hanson, who accused Burston of trying to defect to the Shooters party, said it was not the first time he had stabbed her in the back.
Labor on Thursday will move an amendment to phase out live sheep exports, mirroring the private member's bill put up by Liberal MP Sussan Ley.
Cash has been subpoenaed to appear in the AWU's case against the ROC as well as to produce documents earlier. But she told a news conference she had instructed lawyers to have the subpoena set aside.
Intelligence agencies must be incorruptible and 'speak truth to power' to be of any benefit to policymakers and the communities they serve.
Some Australian Christians claim to be persecuted – this is not only wrong, it is an insult to thousands around the world who are at risk because of their religion.