Anthony Albanese will live in The Lodge and not Kirribilli House now that Scott Morrison finally moves
Shocking twist in ‘Squat Morrison’ saga as Anthony Albanese reveals he will NOT be in Kirribilli House a day after the former prime minister finally moves out – and why he’ll be moving to Canberra instead
- Anthony Albanese decided to live in The Lodge in Canberra instead of Sydney
- Prime Minister moves to Australian capital after ‘largely ignored’
- Mr Albanian will not stay at Kirribilli House even after Scott Morrison has finally left
Anthony Albanese has revealed he will be living at The Lodge in Canberra rather than staying at Kirribilli House in Sydney, even after Scott Morrison finally moves out of the dockside residence.
The Prime Minister has already started moving his assets to the premises in the Deakin suburb as he prepares to call the Australian capital his new home.
Mr Albanese has made the bold decision not to stay in Sydney, even though he was born in Camperdown and bought a house in Marrickville.
The move comes as a surprise to some Australians who thought he would move to Kirribilli House – the Australian Prime Minister’s official residence in Sydney – and wait for his predecessor Scott Morrison to leave the premises.
Anthony Albanese has decided that he will live at The Lodge in Canberra instead of staying at Kirribilli House in Sydney like his predecessor Scott Morrison
The Prime Minister has already started moving his assets to the property in the Deakin suburb as he prepares to call the Australian capital his new home
The former prime minister had lived in the property for more than a week and a half after losing the federal election on May 21, earning him the nickname ‘Squat’ Morrison.
Mr Albanese was to meet government officials at his own home in Marrickville, inland Sydney, while he waited for Mr Morrison to leave.
Mr Morrison finally appeared to be leaving the residence when two bright orange Allied moving vans arrived at the Grade II listed house on Friday.
A comedian posted fake eviction notices to the gates and wall of Kirribilli House to mock the Morrison family’s near-record delay in vacating the property.
Mr Albanese revealed that he is leaving his home city because he believes Canberra has been ‘largely ignored by the government’.
“I’m already at The Lodge,” he told the… Canberra Times†
“I moved most of my personal belongings from my flat in Canberra to The Lodge there, plus some things from Sydney.”
Mr Albanian will still make trips to Sydney to visit his 21-year-old son Nathan.
The prime minister also indicated that he plans to increase spending on infrastructure in the country’s capital and improve public services.
The move comes as a surprise to some Australians who thought he would move to Kirribilli House and that he was waiting for Mr Morrison to leave the premises.
Mr Morrison finally appeared to be leaving the residence when two bright orange Allied moving vans arrived at the Grade II listed house on Friday
‘If you look at the last major infrastructure project funded by the federal government [in Canberra]it was the Majura Parkway, which was funded when I got the [infrastructure] minister,” he said.
Mr Albanese was reportedly pressured by government officials to move to Canberra because some felt forgotten by Mr Morrison.
Mr Albanese said Parliament needed to function better and that it was not worthy of ‘the Australian people’ before.
Parliament will return on 26 July, when Mr Albanian intends to keep his election promises immediately.
His sights are on the formation of a national integrity committee and an increase in the minimum wage.
Mr Albanian said during the election campaign that he would “absolutely” support a 5.1 percent increase.
Mr Albanese revealed he is leaving his home city because he believed Canberra was ‘largely ignored by the government’