Scott Morrison sends removalists to pack up his belongings at The Lodge in Canberra, clears way for Anthony Albanese

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his wife Jenny and their two daughters are understood to be returning to their home in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, by Friday.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has finally ordered removalists to pack up his belongings at The Lodge in Canberra – five days after his election defeat.

A bright orange removalist truck was filmed driving through the gates of the historic building on Thursday afternoon, clearing the way for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Mr Albanese will soon be able to live in two official residences – The Lodge in Canberra and Kirribilli House – a heritage-listed mansion in the harbourside Sydney suburb.

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Mr Morrison, who spent a majority of his time at Kirribilli House, was forced to undergo two weeks of isolation at The Lodge where he returned from a trip to the United States.

Former treasurer Josh Frydenberg temporarily moved into the building with Mr Morrison after the ACT went into lockdown on October 2021.

It is understood Mr Morrison, his wife Jenny and their two daughters – Abbey and Lily – will return to their home in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s South by Friday.

Mr Morrison stepped down as leader of the Liberal Party on Saturday night after the Coalition was defeated by Labor in this year’s Federal Election.

The 54-year-old says he looks forward to spending time with his family and local community and to go back to being a “quiet Australian in the Shire”.

“We’re looking forward to doing that,” he told 2GB’s Ben Fordham in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning.

“I’m looking forward to spending time back in my electorate who hasn’t seen me as much as many other members due to the responsibilities I’ve had. And they’ve been tremendously supportive.”

Fordham asked Mr Morrison how long he intended to represent the people of Cook, to which he answered: “I’ve got no plans to go anywhere Ben”.

“I’ve just dropped them (his daughters) off at school this morning and I’m looking forward to being a dad again,” he said.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend as much time as I would like with the family.”

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