BLUFShortly after Labor's predicted federal-election win, Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister. Mr Albanese promised to bring the nation together, and vowed to tackle climate change and inequality.
This article from Reuters makes the following points:
- Mr Albanese and new Foreign Minister Penny Wong immediately headed off for a meeting of Quad leaders in Tokyo, where China's growing outreach was in focus.
- Australian financial markets offered a muted reaction to the election, with no radical change in economic course expected.
- A third force emerged in Australian politics as independent ‘Teals’ took a swath of Liberal seats, running on platforms of climate action, integrity and gender equity.
- Pacific neighbours congratulated Mr Albanese, including the Solomon Islands prime minister, whose security pact with China became a federal election issue.
References from the Web:
- MAY 2022 Laggard to leader? Labor could repair Australia’s tattered reputation on climate change if it gets these things right—The Conversation
- MAY 2022 An Albanese–Ardern alliance in the Pacific: A step forward?—ASPI
- MAY 2022 How will the Labor government shape foreign policy on China?—ABC
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