At a popular bar in the heart of Melbourne back in 2016, a slightly chubby middle-aged man stood behind a turntable leading the crowd in a sing-a-long to Iggy Pop’s "The Passenger.”

"It’s a good thing to have fun — as well as fight Tories,” he yelled to the crowd, which responded with applause and chants of "Albo, Albo, Albo.”

Six years later, the scarf, t-shirt and beer gut are gone, replaced with a suit, tie and stylish tortoiseshell glasses. And he’s about to be sworn in as Australia’s 31st prime minister.