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Anthony Albanese 10 Personal Facts, Bio, Wiki
Prime Minister of Australia
Born: March 2, 1963 (age 59 years), Sydney, Australia
Spouse: Carmel Tebbutt (m. 2000–2019)
Children: Nathan Albanese
Party: Australian Labor Party
Previous offices: Leader of the Opposition of Australia (2019–2022)
Electorate: Division of Grayndler
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In 2000, Albanese married Carmel Tebbutt, a future Deputy Premier of New South Wales. They had met in Young Labor during the late 1980s, and have one son together. The two separated in January 2019.
In June 2020, it was reported that Albanese was in a relationship with Jodie Haydon. Albanese said they had met at a dinner event in Melbourne a year after his separation from Tebbutt. Albanese is the first divorcé to be appointed prime minister.
Albanese describes himself as “half-Italian and half-Irish” and a “non-practising Catholic”.
He is also a music fan who, not long after becoming prime minister, attended a Gang of Youths concert at the Enmore Theatre and previously intervened as transport minister to save a Dolly Parton tour from bureaucratic red tape.
In 2013, he co-hosted a pre-election special of music program Rage and his song selection included the Pixies, the Pogues, the Smiths, the Triffids, PJ Harvey, Nirvana, Hunters & Collectors and Joy Division.
As a lifelong supporter of the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league club, he was a board member of the club from 1999 to 2002 and influential in the fight to have the club readmitted to the National Rugby League (NRL) competition.
During October 2009, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Albanese had opposed an attempt to appoint the former Liberal prime minister John Howard to a senior position in the NRL.
Albanese stated he had phoned the NRL chief executive, David Gallop, as well as other league officials, to advise them against the idea. He then implored officials at Souths to help stop the suggestion from gaining momentum.
In 2013, he was made a life member of the club.
Albanese was injured in a side collision while driving in Marrickville, New South Wales, on 8 January 2021.
He underwent treatment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and was reportedly “injured externally and internally and had suffered considerable shock in the immediate aftermath of the impact”.
The other driver was a 17-year-old who received a ticket for negligent driving. Emergency workers told Albanese that if the teen’s car had hit just 30 centimetres either side of where it did, Albanese “would almost certainly have been killed”.
Shortly following this accident, Albanese lost over 18 kilograms (39 pounds) by cutting out carbohydrates and reducing his alcohol intake, in an effort to be “match fit” for his election campaign.
1963. Where it all began. Anthony was born to a single mum, Maryanne, in council housing in Sydney’s inner west. Life wasn’t easy. A lot of things were uncertain, but one thing wasn’t – Maryanne’s determination that her son’s life would be better than her own.
It was from Maryanne that Anthony learned the values of social justice and fairness.
1984. The transformative power of education. Anthony was the first person in his family to finish school, let alone university. After juggling multiple jobs while studying full time, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics.
Anthony knows the impact that a good education can have on your life.
1996. A voice for his community. Anthony was elected as the Federal Member for Grayndler, representing the community that he grew up in almost 30 years before.
In his first speech, he said, “For myself, I will be satisfied if I can be remembered as someone who will stand up for the interests of my electorate, for working-class people, for the labour movement, and for our progressive advancement as a nation into the next century.”
1998. Always fighting for what he believes. Anthony introduced a bill to grant same-sex couples the same superannuation benefits as heterosexual couples.
The bill failed. He would reintroduce the bill three more times – not because it was popular, but because it was the right thing to do.
Anthony’s bill was eventually passed after the election of the Rudd Labor Government in 2007, along with 84 other changes to Commonwealth laws to eliminate discrimination against same-sex couples and their children.
2000. Nathan is born. Anthony’s son Nathan is born. Just as his mum Maryanne dreamed of a better life for her son, Anthony dreams of a better life for Nathan. It’s what drives him to build a better, fairer Australia.
2006. Leading on the issues that matter. After becoming Labor’s Shadow Minister for the Environment, and before it was a household topic, Anthony developed Labor’s Climate Change Blueprint, which became the basis of Labor’s action in government, including increasing the renewable energy target tenfold to 20 per cent by 2020.
Today, Anthony leads a Labor Party that proudly supports net zero emissions by 2050.
2007. Building for the future and creating jobs for Australians. Labor won the federal election and Anthony was sworn in as Australia’s first federal infrastructure minister, and created Infrastructure Australia as one of the first reforms of the incoming government.
In the depths of the Global Financial Crisis, Labor knew that Australia needed to build its way to recovery. Australia would double its roads budget and increase rail investment tenfold, creating thousands of jobs across Australia.
2008. Finally, Australia says sorry. On the first day of Parliament after the 2007 federal election, Kevin Rudd delivered the Apology to the Stolen Generations. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in the road to reconciliation with the First Australians.
It remains Anthony’s proudest day as a Member of Parliament.
2012. Care that Australians deserve. The Gillard Labor Government introduced legislation to create the National Disability Insurance Scheme. For Anthony, it was personal.
His mum spent much of her life on a disability pension after her joints were cripped with arthritis.
In 2013, with Prime Minister Gillard, Anthony shepherded the National Disability Insurance Scheme through Parliament, promising a new level of care for every Australian.
2013. From house to Deputy Prime Minister. Anthony was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in the new Rudd Labor Government.
In his first speech, he said, “It says a great thing about our nation that the son of a parent who grew up in a council house in Sydney could be Deputy Prime Minister.”
2019. Leader of the Australian Labor Party. Anthony was unanimously elected as the new Leader of the Australian Labor Party. He has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to make sure no one is held back, and no one is left behind.
2022. Prime Minister of Australia. Australia voted for change. Anthony led the Labor Party to victory at the federal election. Now, the Labor government is getting to work on delivering a better future for all Australians.