Anthony Albanese confirmed as Labor leader

Anthony Albanese is officially the new leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Mr Albanese was the only person to put his hand up for the role before nominations closed at 10am.

Federal Caucus will meet later this week in Canberra to confirm Mr Albanese as its new leader and decide who will serve as his deputy.


The Sydney MP says he is honoured to be taking on the top job.

“Thank you to members of caucus, rank and file members and affiliates for your support,” he posted on Facebook.

Victorian right faction MP Richard Marles is the favourite to become deputy leader.

Clare O’Neil was interested in the role but announced on Sunday that it was not the right time for her after discussions with her colleagues.