Anthony Albanese defends evicting tenant from his Sydney property

Australian prime minister says he charged ‘about half’ of market rent for four years to tenants who had previously praised him as a landlord

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Anthony Albanese has defended his decision to evict the tenant in a house he owns in Sydney who is refusing to move out, saying he has been “more than fair” as a landlord but his impending marriage means he wants to sell.

Tenant Jim Flanagan was given three months’ notice to vacate the premises when the prime minister decided to sell the property but has resisted and is pleading with Albanese to reconsider.

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