Anthony Albanese is named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine: ‘A symbol for hope and inspiration’
- PM named as one of Time magazine’s most influential
- Anthony Albanese one of the most influential people of 2023
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was a “symbol of hope.”
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023.
A black and white photo of Mr Albanese appearing deep in thought appeared on the publication’s website this week when the top 100 was announced.
The annual list is split into six categories – artists, titans, innovators, leaders, icons and pioneers – with those chosen considered globally influential.
In a glowing introduction, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Australian counterpart was a “symbol of hope and inspiration.”
A black and white photo of Mr Albanese appearing deep in thought appeared on the publication’s website this week when the top 100 was announced (pictured)
In a laudatory introduction, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Australian counterpart (pictured with partner Jodie Haydon) was a “symbol of hope and inspiration.”
He highlighted the leader’s humble roots in public housing and his “ambitious” climate change policies, citing his recognition of Aboriginal Australians.
Mr Albanese’s vote to parliament is designed to represent Indigenous people with a federal advisory body for the first time in Australia’s history.
“Progressives around the world are united in the idea that we shouldn’t leave anyone behind,” Mr. Trudeau began.
“The idea that no matter who you are or where you come from, you should have every opportunity to succeed in life. Few politicians embody that journey like that.
“From growing up in public housing to taking office last spring as Australia’s new Prime Minister, he has been a symbol of hope and inspiration.
“He works to raise and amplify the voices of those who need to be heard, especially indigenous peoples.
“His government supports those who need it most, believes we need to take ambitious climate action and unwavering support for democracy in the face of an unprecedented threat.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured) gave Mr. Albanese an enthusiastic introduction
Mr Trudeau highlighted the leader’s humble roots in public housing, his “ambitious” climate change policies and cited his recognition of Aboriginal Australians
“In a world where people are becoming increasingly uncertain about what the future holds for them and their families, it is easy for politicians to create fear and division.
“Choosing the path of hope and opportunity takes tremendous courage, and that courage lives in Anthony Albanese.”
Also in the Time 100 leader category were First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, US Prime Minister Joe Biden and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva also made the cut, as did German Chancellor Olaf Shultz.
Previous Australian prime ministers listed include Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008 and Liberal leader John Howard in 2005.
Mr Albanese has yet to acknowledge his place on the Time 100 list on his social media, just over a month before his one-year term.