Grace Tame has cheekily tweeted that she could be a beneficiary of Anthony Albanese’s decision to live in Canberra, rather than Sydney.
The Prime Minister has two official houses, Kirribilli House in Sydney and The Lodge in Canberra and, unlike Scott Morrison, Mr Albanese has chosen the latter as his home.
Ms Tame responded to the news with a tweet to her friend Max Heerey saying ‘Maybe we can go back lol’.
She was referring to her infamous performance at The Lodge on January 25, when she could barely bring herself to even look at the then Prime Minister Morrison.
2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame (right) casts a scornful glance at The Lodge in Canberra on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Photos of the frosty morning tea meeting for the Australian of the Year nominees went viral over Ms Tame’s cheeky response.
The 27-year-old Tasmanian couldn’t bear to look the Prime Minister in the eye as they shook hands and made clear her disdain as she stood next to him for a group photo.
Mr Morrison’s wife, Jenny, later said she wished Mrs Tame had shown more “manner and respect” after being invited to The Lodge.
“I just thought it was a little disappointing because we welcomed her into our home,” she said.
“I wish the focus had been on all the incredible people that came in.
“I respect people who want to change things, stand up for their beliefs and be strong, but I still think there are manners and respect.”
If the coalition won last month’s election, there was little chance that Mrs Tame, 27, would ever be invited back to The Lodge for whatever reason.
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Grace Tame’s tweet (pictured) to her partner Max Heerey, stating that they ‘might be allowed to go back (to The Lodge)’
Former Australian of the Year Grace Tame (left) is pictured with Anthony Albanese looking much happier than Scott Morrison
Ms Tame said she has no ‘friendship’ with Mr Albanian, but has hopes for what he will do as Prime Minister.
On election night on May 21, Ms Tame posted a photo of the couple on social media, adding: ‘A grateful nation weeps with you. And who said I didn’t smile at the Prime Minister?
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Congratulations to @albomp, and to the people of Australia – for a victory over corruption and abuse. A triumph of hope. Today was a win for all of us.’
Former Australian of the Year Grace Tame (left) is pictured with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Then Prime Minister Scott Morrison (second from left) is pictured with wife Jenny (left), 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame (second from right) and partner Max Heerey (right) at a morning tea for 2022 state and territory recipients Australian of the Year Awards at The Lodge in Canberra, Tuesday 25 January 2022
The Morrisons lived mainly in Kirribilli House while Morrison was Prime Minister, and it took nearly two weeks for the coalition to lose the election.
This led to him being called ‘Squat Morrison’ as he stayed with Jenny and their daughters Lily and Abbey for 13 days.
Mr Albanese had to meet government officials at his own home in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville while he waited for the Morrisons 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.
Two moving vans arrived at Kirribilli House on Friday to begin removing the Morrison family’s belongings
Mr Albanese, meanwhile, revealed that he was leaving his home city because he believed Canberra was “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.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (left) is seen with his partner Jodie Haydon and dog Toto