Labor's likely new leader Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese moonlights as a DJ, has a beer named after him and loves the Rabbitohs.
Anthony Albanese moonlights as a DJ, has a beer named after him and loves the Rabbitohs.

WHO IS ANTHONY ALBANESE?

* The 56-year-old has been the member for the inner west Sydney seat of Grayndler since 1996.

* Began his political life at university before working for Labor minister Tom Uren, the NSW party machine and NSW premier Bob Carr.

* Studied economics at the University of Sydney.

* Was in the shadow ministry three years after entering parliament.

* Became manager of opposition business in the House of Representatives under Kevin Rudd.

* Became Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Regional Development and Local Government when Labor won the 2007 federal election.

* Was deputy prime minister after Rudd's brief return to the leadership following the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd bloodbaths.

* In that short window he was also Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

* Vied for the role of Labor leader against Bill Shorten in 2013 and lost, despite winning the popular vote.

* Passionate about a high-speed rail network for Australia.

* Lifetime supporter of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

* Moonlights as 'DJ Albo', spinning tracks at gigs and ALP fundraisers.

* There's a beer named after him - the 'Albo Corn Ale' brewed by Willie the Boatman - which is in his electorate.

* Has separated from wife Carmel Tebbutt, a former deputy premier of NSW. The pair have a teenage son, Nathan.

Australian Associated Press