Raise an ale to Albo, who vows to rock Oz by ‘making a positive difference’
The incoming prime minister aims to empower women and the working class, while taking climate change seriously
At a popular bar in the heart of Melbourne in 2016, a slightly chubby middle-aged man stood behind a turntable leading the crowd in a sing-a-long to Iggy Pop’s The Passenger.
“It’s a good thing to have fun — as well as fight Tories,” he yelled to the crowd, which responded with applause and chants of “Albo, Albo, Albo”.
Six years later, the scarf, T-shirt and beer gut are gone, replaced with a suit, tie and stylish tortoiseshell glasses. And he’s about to be sworn in as Australia’s 31st prime minister...