Australia’s Albanese banks on working class brand to restore Labor to power

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By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) – When Australian opposition leader Anthony Albanese was only 12 years old, he says, he helped to organise a rent strike that kept his mother’s public housing property from being sold off to developers. The campaign of his Labor Party, favoured by polls to oust Prime Minister Scott Morrison in this month’s general election, is spotlighting Albanese’s working-class bona fides and his image as a pragmatic unifier, in hopes of sidestepping divisive policy debates that eroded its lead in the last nationwide vote. But this cautious stance, resting heavily on his humbl…

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