By Steve Mavin
The people have spoken, the 2022 Federal Election has been decided and the 31st Prime Minister of Australia is Anthony Albanese.
The Rabbitohs TV team would like to congratulate Mr Albanese on a famous victory for the Labour Party and also give special mention to Matt Thistlethwaite for winning his seat of Kingsford Smith.
59 year old Anthony Albanese was born in Sydney to parents Carlo Albanese and Maryanne Ellery. His mother was an Australian of Irish descent, while his father was from Barletta in Southeastern Italy.
Anthony Albanese is a lifelong Rabbitohs supporter who served as a board member of the club from 1999 to 2002 and was influential in the fight to have the club readmitted to the NRL.
In his moving victory speech to the nation last night, Mr Albanese also known as ‘Albo’ said “Tonight the Australian people have voted for change” as he stood on stage at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club alongside partner Jodie Haydon and son Nathan.
“My fellow Australians, it says a lot about our great country that a son of a single mum who was a disability pensioner, who grew up in public housing down the road in Camperdown can stand before you tonight as Australia’s prime minister”.
“I hope that my journey in life inspires Australians to reach for the stars”.
Mr Albanese showed his governments intentions to further reconciliation by saying “I commit to the Uluru Statement from the heart in full.”
On climate change “Together we can end the climate wars. Together we can take advantage of the opportunity for Australia to be a renewable energy superpower. Together we can work in common interests with business and unions to drive productivity, lift wages and profits.”
At the time of writing it isn’t clear if Labour will win the 76 seats needed to form a majority government but one thing is certain, our newly elected Prime Minister is a South Sydney Rabbitohs man.