Anthony Albanese’s girlfriend Jodie Haydon deletes her LinkedIn profile after Australia Day post


Jodie Haydon has deleted her LinkedIn profile after Daily Mail Australia revealed she published an article about changing the date of Australia Day and supporting striking teachers.

The 43-year-old had said she wanted to avoid making political comments as the prime minister’s partner – but used her LinkedIn account to freely air her progressive views.

Last year, she called for the date of Australia Day to be changed, with a message saying: ‘Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

She has also advocated for salary increases for teachers, supported asylum seekers and described outspoken feminist Grace Tame as an inspiration among her publications.

After Daily Mail Australia published an article about Ms Haydon’s political views, her LinkedIn profile appeared to have been deactivated, with the website stating on Friday: ‘This page does not exist’.

Jodie Haydon (pictured boarding a plane to leave Spain on Thursday) has deleted her LinkedIn profile after Daily Mail Australia revealed she had published an article about the Australia Day date change and support teachers on strike.

Ms Haydon's Linked In profile brought up the message

Ms Haydon’s Linked In profile brought up the message ‘this page does not exist’

Ms Haydon pleaded in this LinkedIn post for the date of Australia Day to be changed.  Mr. Albanese does not share this point of view

Ms Haydon pleaded in this LinkedIn post for the date of Australia Day to be changed. Mr. Albanese does not share this point of view

The prime minister’s office declined to comment on her activity on LinkedIn, with sources stressing that she and the prime minister are unlikely to share the same views.

Former finance worker Ms Haydon has been in the spotlight since meeting Mr Albanese when he was Leader of the Opposition at a Labor rally in 2020.

This week, she rubbed shoulders with world leaders and European royalty as she accompanied him on a taxpayer-funded trip to NATO meetings in Spain.

The teachers daughter – born in Bankstown, Sydney’s west – was pictured smiling alongside Spain’s Queen Letizia in the Romanesque town of Sergovia, just north of Madrid, on Wednesday.

She then posed for snaps with the partners of other leaders, including US First Lady Jill Biden, who was joined on the trip by her granddaughters Maisy and Finnegan.

Pictured: Jodie Haydon (right), partner of Anthony Albanese, meets Queen Letizia of Spain (left)

Pictured: Jodie Haydon (right), partner of Anthony Albanese, meets Queen Letizia of Spain (left)

Jodie Haydon waves to the cameras as she prepares to jet off across the world with her partner, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Jodie Haydon waves to the cameras as she prepares to jet off across the world with her partner, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Although she never sought political office, Ms Haydon has been a Labor member from time to time and now works as a Women’s Officer for the NSW Public Service Association.

In a LinkedIn post last year, she shared a cartoon of an Aboriginal rights protester with the caption: “Sovereignty was never ceded.” Always has been, always will be indigenous land. #ulurustatementfromtheheart #processed #changethedate’.

Many Indigenous activists want Australia Day to be moved from January 26, the British First Fleet claimed the land after arriving at Sydney Cove in 1788, as colonization dispossessed Indigenous peoples of their land.

Ms Haydon’s view on the matter contrasts with that of the Prime Minister who, during the election campaign, insisted the date should not be moved.

“One of the things we need to do is look for ways to unite Australia, rather than engage in culture wars. It’s really counterproductive,” he said.

In Australia, the prime minister’s partner does not have an official role like the first lady of the United States, but it is normal for him to attend important overseas or interstate trips.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Ms Haydon meet His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife Queen Letizia on Tuesday evening

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Ms Haydon meet His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife Queen Letizia on Tuesday evening

Jodie Haydon joined her partner at the NATO gala dinner in Madrid on Tuesday night

Jodie Haydon joined her partner at the NATO gala dinner in Madrid on Tuesday night

Jodie Haydon is pictured in 2015

Ms Haydon is pictured in 2009

Ms Haydon was an ordinary finance worker (left in 2015 and right in 2009) but was thrust into the limelight when she started dating the 59-year-old Prime Minister in 2020.

Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon disembark after arriving at Torrejon Air Base in Madrid on Monday

Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon disembark after arriving at Torrejon Air Base in Madrid on Monday

Ms Haydon, who previously worked for pension funds, backed NSW teachers when they went on strike in December over pay and workload

Ms Haydon, who previously worked for pension funds, backed NSW teachers when they went on strike in December over pay and workload

And last month, when the Fair Work Commission made an interim decision to grant employees 10 days of paid domestic violence leave, Ms Haydon celebrated the decision.

And last month, when the Fair Work Commission made an interim decision to grant employees 10 days of paid domestic violence leave, Ms Haydon celebrated the decision.

Ms Haydon, who previously worked for pension funds, also backed teachers when they went on strike in New South Wales in December over pay and workloads.

“I stand in solidarity with our hard-working public educators in New South Wales. Will you, she wrote.

And last month, when the Fair Work Commission made an interim decision to grant employees 10 days of paid domestic violence leave, Ms Haydon celebrated the decision.

She said: “That’s why I’m proud to work for the trade union movement which has tirelessly advocated for better working conditions. It will make a huge difference for those who suffer at the hands of an abusive partner.

Ms Haydon has published extensively on gender equality and women’s safety and has also spoken out on the reception of refugees in Australia.

Last week she shared a heartwarming article from NSW Police about a Vietnamese refugee turned detective in Sydney, writing: ‘It’s a story that demonstrates the success of refugees coming to Australia and contributing to society in such a positive way .”

Ms Haydon and Mr Albanese are just the second unmarried couple to be handed the keys to the Prime Minister’s residences after Julia Gillard and her now former partner Tim Mathieson, a hairdresser.

Mr Albanese, centre, celebrates with his son Nathan, right, and partner Jodie after winning the May 21 election

Mr Albanese, centre, celebrates with his son Nathan, right, and partner Jodie after winning the May 21 election

Ms Haydon used her social media profile to support a voice in parliament for Aboriginal Australians

Ms Haydon used her social media profile to support a voice in parliament for Aboriginal Australians

Ms Haydon campaigned for pay rises for public sector workers

Ms Haydon campaigned for pay rises for public sector workers

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