Australia’s new first lady: Anthony Albanese’s girlfriend Jodie Haydon to move into Kirribilli House
Anthony Albanese’s partner of two years will be Australia’s new ‘First Lady’ after the Labor leader claimed victory in the federal election.
Jodie Haydon, 43, and Albanese will be only the second single couple to receive keys to residences from the Prime Minister after Julia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson in 2013.
While it’s rare for an unmarried Prime Minister to be elected in Australia, they do have some company as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern postponed her wedding to fiancé Clark Gayford earlier this year amid an outbreak of coronavirus. Omicron.
Ms Haydon, who has been dating Mr Albanese, 59, since 2020, has previously said she would continue in her career if he were elected as she took on the role of women’s officer for the Public Services Association of New South Wales in February.
Anthony Albanese has claimed electoral victory and will join an exclusive club of single prime ministers with his partner Jodie Haydon (pictured together at his victory speech on Saturday night)
Ms Haydon (pictured Saturday night) has been dating Mr Albanese for two years and will continue her own career as well as being the ‘First Lady’
Mr. Albanese was previously married to NSW Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Tebbutt for 19 years and with whom he shares a 21-year-old son, Nathan.
Mr Albanese was previously married to NSW Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Tebbutt for 19 years and with whom he shares a 21-year-old son, Nathan, who appeared on stage last night with the couple.
While Ms Haydon, the daughter of schoolteachers from the Central Coast of NSW, did not take on a role at the forefront of Mr Albanese’s campaign, she has regularly appeared at his side during events in recent weeks.
Along with Nathan and cavoodle ‘First Dog’ Toto, the couple are expected to move into the Prime Minister’s official residence in Sydney, Kirribilli House, on the lower North Shore.
“I’m going to turn my attention to that if we’re successful on Saturday,” Ms Haydon said in the run-up to the election.
‘I’m not getting ahead of myself when it comes to thinking about that.’
Jodie Haydon (2nd from right) and Mr Albanese (left) visited the Cairns Aquarium in mid-May when it announced a budget increase for the Great Barrier Reef (pictured)
The couple met over their shared passion for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, whose logo can be seen on Mr Albanese’s cap in this photo of the couple in Cairns.
Earlier this year, Haydon criticized outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a podcast, two weeks after posing for a magazine photo shoot with the then opposition leader.
He criticized the prime minister for failing to implement the 55 recommendations of the Jenkins report on sexual harassment.
She spoke on the subject in her role as a women’s officer for the NSW Public Service Association.
“One of the things we could be doing is adopting Respect at Work, the 55 recommendations that the Jenkins report has delivered,” he said.
“You know, these steps are actionable, they’re tangible, but at the moment, they’re missing in action, we haven’t seen them implemented more broadly.”
The pair enjoyed a kiss on the cheek as Mr. Albanese claimed victory on Saturday night (pictured)
Anthony Albanese is pictured with his partner Jodie Haydon after speaking at the National Press Club on January 25.
Anthony Albanese’s son Nathan Albanese
The Respect@Work Report made 13 recommendations calling for changes to Commonwealth law.
The Government implemented six of them in September and is now consulting on the rest to avoid unintended consequences.
Labor has promised to immediately implement all the recommendations, which include imposing a duty on employers to take steps to eliminate sex discrimination and allowing unions to bring claims to court.
Scott Morrison (pictured cleaning up a flooded basketball court in Brisbane last week) has come under fire for Mr Albanese’s girlfriend.
Ms. Haydon also praised Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, two young women who have spoken publicly about sexual harassment.
“I think we all look at their bravery and think here is someone who is taking the Australian of the Year platform and using it to tell their story,” he said of Ms Tame, who was sexually abused by her maths teacher.
She said she would use her new role to “really promote women’s issues but agitate for change.”
“I’m going to be pretty ruthless, I think,” he said.
The couple posed for the March issue of Women’s Weekly at their home in Marrickville, inner-west Sydney.
Albanese also revealed that he courted his girlfriend with a date at a hipster brewery near his home.
The opposition leader had a significant makeover last year, losing 40lbs, investing in new suits and buying $349 Byblos Black Havana sunglasses (pictured)
The craft beer fanatic enjoyed his first night with Ms. Haydon at Young Henrys Brewery in Newtown.
“We had what I thought would be just a drink at Young Henrys in Newtown, and we hit it off really well. That’s how it started,’ she said. women’s weekly.
The couple met in early 2020 at a conference in Melbourne where Albanese spoke.
The then Leader of the Opposition asked the crowd if there were any South Sydney fans present and financial worker Mrs Haydon, who lives in her constituency of Grayndler, shouted: ‘Up the Rabbitohs’.
Later he introduced himself and they decided to go out for a drink when they got back to Sydney.
Mr. Albanese had recently separated from Ms. Tebbutt after 19 years of marriage and 30 years together.
He said he was still “emotionally hurt” by the sudden split that involved no third parties, but was a shock.
Haydon, who has never married or had children, said he was not looking for a relationship but realized he had fallen in love with Albanese when he was in a car accident in January 2021.
His Toyota was rammed by a Range Rover and he was rushed to hospital for X-rays, but he escaped serious injury.
Ms. Haydon recalled arriving at the Marrickville accident scene after a phone call and seeing her boyfriend’s wrecked car.
“I saw a car disaster before I saw him and thought ‘I couldn’t survive this’.” He was very scary, and in that moment you realize how much you love this person – the fear of losing her,” he said.
“When I jumped into the ambulance and saw Anthony, I knew then the depth of my feelings towards him.”
In January 2021, Mr. Albanese’s car (pictured) was hit by a Range Rover, but he escaped uninjured.