Anthony Albanese has kickstarted Labor’s campaign launch with a surprise (voice) appearance from Russell Crowe.

The Opposition Leader was at Perth’s Optus Stadium over the weekend when the party’s campaign video began with the actor’s voiceover.

“Australia, we can do better,” Crowe begins the video with.

“All it takes is a better government, with better plans. Too many people are working multiple jobs just to keep their heads above water. We can do better than that.

“Too many of our kids aren’t going to be able to buy a house. We can do better than that.

“Too many people in regional Australia can’t get basic healthcare. We can do better than that.

“And our elderly are being mistreated every single day in a broken aged care system. We can do so much better than that.

“We have to. Your vote is powerful. Your vote can change things. Your vote can change Australia for the better.”

The video ended with a slogan reading: A better future.

Russell Crowe has previously supported the Labor Party in 2013 when Bill Shorten was leader.

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