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Raise an ale to Albo, who vows to rock Oz by ‘making a positive ...

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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

Ben Westcott

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...

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