A controversial Labor advertising campaign which has caused a race storm was not approved by the party’s national executive.
The campaign features Labor leader Bill Shorten standing next to a group overwhelmingly comprising white Australians.
The theme of the campaign is “Employ Australians First”.
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese said he had not seen the ad before it aired on the Nine Network on Sunday night.
“Clearly it was dropped to Channel Nine to be shown last night .. I’m a member of the ALP national executive, I can assure you I hadn’t seen it,” he told reporters in Canberra on Monday.
“I think the ad’s a shocker and it should never have been produced and it should never have been shown,” he added.
“It’s not the sort of ad I want my party to be promoting.”