Spotlight: Inside Anthony Albanese’s election night

Dec 23, 2022 •

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Spotlight: Inside Anthony Albanese’s election night

851 • Dec 23, 2022

Spotlight: Inside Anthony Albanese’s election night

Seven months ago, Anthony Albanese’s Labor broke almost ten years of Coalition rule.

Labor’s celebration were large and loud – and 7am was there to record the moment.

We spent the night in Marrickville, home soil for the new prime minister, at Labor’s election night party.

Over the course of the night we spoke with our reporter Karen Middleton, incoming minister Tony Burke, and, at the end of the night, we got one quick question with the newly-elected prime minister.

Today, we return to Labor’s election night victory.

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7am is a daily show from The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. It’s produced by Elle Marsh, Kara Jensen-Mackinnon, Anu Hasbold and Alex Gow.

Our senior producer is Ruby Schwartz and our technical producer is Atticus Bastow.

Brian Campeau mixes the show. Our editor is Scott Mitchell. Erik Jensen is our editor-in-chief.

Original music composed by Alex Gow.

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