Anthony Albanese

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Anthony Albanese

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Albanese in 2011
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
DeputyRichard Marles
Preceded byBill Shorten
Leader of the Labor Party
Assumed office
30 May 2019
DeputyRichard Marles
Preceded byBill Shorten
Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
27 June 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byWayne Swan
Succeeded byWarren Truss
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
In office
26 June 2013 – 13 October 2013
LeaderKevin Rudd
Chris Bowen (Acting)
Preceded byWayne Swan
Succeeded byTanya Plibersek
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
In office
3 December 2007 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Preceded byMark Vaile
Succeeded byWarren Truss
Leader of the House
In office
3 December 2007 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
DeputyStephen Smith
Preceded byTony Abbott
Succeeded byChristopher Pyne
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
In office
1 July 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byStephen Conroy
Succeeded byMalcolm Turnbull
Minister for Regional Development and Local Government
In office
3 December 2007 – 28 June 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Preceded byJim Lloyd (Local Government)
Mark Vaile (Regional Development)
Succeeded bySimon Crean
Manager of Opposition Business in the House
In office
10 December 2006 – 3 December 2007
LeaderKevin Rudd
Preceded byJulia Gillard
Succeeded byJoe Hockey
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Grayndler
Assumed office
2 March 1996
Preceded byJeannette McHugh
Personal details
Born
Anthony Norman Albanese

(1963-03-02) 2 March 1963 (age 56)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)
Carmel Tebbutt
(m. 2000; sep. 2019)
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
WebsiteOfficial website

Anthony Norman Albanese ( /ˈælbənz/ AL-bə-neez;[1] born 2 March 1963) is an Australian Labor politician. He has been Member of Parliament for Grayndler since 1996. Since May 2019, Albanese has been the Leader of the Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition.

Albanese was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in 2013.

In 2007, Albanese became Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government, and was also appointed Leader of the House. He was a critic of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard leadership conflicts from 2010 to 2013.

After Labor lost the 2013 election, Albanese ran against Bill Shorten in the leadership election. He lost to Shorten. After Labour was defeated in the 2019 election, he was the first to become a candidate for the leadership after Shorten resigned. [2] He was soon elected unopposed as leader on 30 May 2019.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. The pronunciation Albanese himself uses is /ˈælbənz/, as used for instance during his October 1996 speech before parliament on the Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996. An alternative sometimes used is /ˌælbəˈnzi/, but /ˈælbənz/ has been used since his childhood. Archived 20 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/19/anthony-albanese-kicks-off-labor-leadership-race-with-call-for-policy-shift
  3. Martin, Sarah (2019-05-27). "Anthony Albanese elected unopposed as Labor leader". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-05-27.