Deputy Prime Minister
Leader of the House
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Anthony grew up in a public housing community in Camperdown in Sydney and attended St Joseph's Camperdown and St Mary's Cathedral College. He worked for the Commonwealth Bank and then studied economics at the University of Sydney.
He recognised early in life that there was a need to fight for social justice to provide equal opportunity in Australian society. This inspired him to join the Labor Party in 1979 while still at school.
"I will be satisfied if I can be remembered as someone who stood up for the interests of my electorate, for working people, for the labour movement, and for our progressive advancement as a nation."
Anthony is a passionate advocate for the environment, fair working conditions, multiculturalism and equality for all members of the community regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality or religion.
He believes in opportunities for all through education, universal health care and the need for government to invest in local communities.
Anthony was elected to the Australian Parliament in 1996. Recently he was appointed Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, adding to his existing responsibilities of Infrastructure and Transport. He is the Leader of the House of Representatives.
In 2012, Anthony was named International Infrastructure Minister of the Year by the London-based publication Infrastructure Investor.
Anthony was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister on 27 June 2013.
Anthony and his family live in Marrickville. He has played tennis at Henson Park for 30 years and is a Life Member of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.