‘We have made history’: Teary Anthony Albanese gives his victory speech
Anthony Albanese says he’s honoured and humbled to become the 31st Prime Minister of Australia.
Fighting back tears, Mr Albanese said “the Australian people have voted for change”.
“It says a lot about our great country that the son of a single mum who was a disability pensioner, who grew up in public housing down in Camperdown, can stand before you tonight as Australia’s Prime Minister,” he said.
“Every parent wants more for the next generation than they had … and I hope that my journey in life inspires Australians to reach for the stars.”
Mr Albanese said two principles will underpin his government: “No one left behind because we should always look after the disadvantaged and the vulnerable,” he said. “But also no one held back, because we should always support aspiration and opportunity.”
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