Anthony Albanese is an Australian Labor politician who was born on 2 March 1963, in Sydney, Australia. Anthony Albanese studied at Sydney University and worked as a bank officer prior to entering the world of politics.
In 1985, Anthony Albanese got his first introduction into politics as a research officer to Tom Uren, the Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services. Anthony Albanese held this position until 1989, after which he became the Assistant General Secretary of the News South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party in 1989. Anthony remained Assistant General Secretary until 1995, when he left to pursue a career as the senior policy adviser to Bob Carr in 1995, who was the Premier of New South Wales at the time. He remained in this role for one year, and in 1996 moved into Parliament.
In 1998, Anthony Albanese progressed into the role within the Opposition Shadow Ministry, and in 2004 he was given the portfolio of Environment and Heritage, making him Shadow Minister for that portfolio. In June the following year, he was given several more portfolios to be held responsible for; these included Shadow Minister for Water, as well as Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House. Anthony Albanese was then elected as Shadow Minister for Water and Infrastructure in late 2006.
In 2007, the Australian Labor Party won the Federal Election, and Anthony Albanese was elected to the Grayndler seat. It was later announced that he would be given the position of Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and he was officially sworn into the position on December 3 at Government House.
Albanese has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, and he has been representing the Division of Grayndler. His wife, Carmel Tebbutt, is also a member of Parliament, currently serving as Deputy Premier of New South Wales.