Anthony Norman Albanese (born 2 March 1963) is an Australian politician who is the current Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party. He is also the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Leader of the House of Representatives. He has represented Grayndler in the Australian House of Representatives since 1996.
Albanese has been described as "Labor's Parliamentary go-to man, a bloke with willingness and enthusiasm for fronting up – whether at the Dispatch Box, to protesters or even in backing a losing leadership candidate".
When Jeannette McHugh announced she wouldn't recontest her seat of Grayndler at the 1996 election, Albanese won ...
It's almost three weeks since Anthony Albanese became deputy Prime Minister of the country as well as taking on the challenging portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
It's been a steady political rise for Albanese who grew up in a housing commission flat with a single mum . He said, "It does say a lot about the opportunities in this nation that a kid with that background could be elected to be deputy Prime Minister of the nation."
Why did he choose a career in politics? And how is he managing the extra workload?
July 12, 2013
Anthony Albanese to recontest Grayndler, launching fierce attack on Greens rival - Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning HeraldAnthony Albanese to recontest Grayndler, launching fierce attack on Greens rivalSydney Morning HeraldLeading Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has thrown down the gauntlet in the federal seat of Grayndler, announcing he will recontest the seat he has held for nearly 20 years despite earlier indications that he might move to the neighbouring seat of ...Greens Challenger Jim Casey Slams Anthony Albanese's 'Socialist' CommentsHuffington Post AustraliaAnthony Albanese to recontest Grayndler seat despite boundary changeThe AustralianAnthony Albanese confirms he won't switch seats, fires broadside at Greens candidateABC OnlineThe Guardian -SBS -dailytelegraph.com.auall 17 news articles »
Anthony Albanese faces tough political choice - The Australian Financial Review The Australian Financial ReviewAnthony Albanese faces tough political choiceThe Australian Financial ReviewAnthony Albanese will have to listen to either his head or his heart as he decides whether to run for re-election in his beloved seat of Grayndler in Sydney's inner west or switch to neighbouring Barton. Revised federal boundaries for NSW released on ...and more »
We must support Kevin Rudd for UN: Anthony Albanese - The Australian The AustralianWe must support Kevin Rudd for UN: Anthony AlbaneseThe AustralianEarlier, Mr Albanese told Sydney radio station 2GB “it would be extraordinary if Australia refused to back an Australian for a major global appointment. It's just out of spite.” He was responding to questions about Tony Abbott giving a written ...