Anthony Albanese: The inner westie who would be PM

Sarah Maguire
Updated May 22 2022 - 1:57pm, first published 12:40pm

THIS STORY FIRST APPEARED IN THE INNER WEST REVIEW ON FEBRUARY 9, 2022

ON A MISSION: Anthony Albanese with Toto on the banks of the Cooks River. Picture: Geoff Jones
ON A MISSION: Anthony Albanese with Toto on the banks of the Cooks River. Picture: Geoff Jones

From Camperdown council housing boy to our 31st Prime Minister? The prospect is growing for Anthony Albanese, Member for Grayndler, who has always called the inner west home. 

There will be some firsts for Australia if Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, Member for Grayndler, becomes the next Prime Minister. He will be the first PM to be a born and bred inner westie, and to have grown up in public housing, the only child of a single mother. He will also be the first PM of Italian heritage, marking the first time the nation's ethnic diversity is reflected in its highest political office.

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