“I’m very pleased that the last thing I say as PM is here. So I’m not going to rely on my own words,” he said.
Mr Albanese will be sworn in as the 31st prime minister of Australia on Monday.
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“We acknowledge the need for Australia to play a leading role in action around the world and that we get our language as well as our policies right in that space.”
“I’ve always seen politics in the Menziean way, as a battle of ideas, not a clash of warring personalities, and I am proud of the friendships I have been able to develop not just on my side of the political aisle but on either side of the political aisle, and I thank those colleagues for sending very kind messages last night.”
Former moderate Liberal prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who received criticism from within his own party for discussing the advantages of the rise of independent candidates this election, is yet to comment on the Liberal’s loss.
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“History will not remember them kindly. ”
“This election campaign, some have tried to divide the community, using the lives of one of the most marginalised groups of people in the country in a cynical attempt to win votes”, CEO of Equality Australia Anna Brown said.
Mr Albanese and Ms Wong will head to Japan on Monday to meet with US President Joe Biden at the Quad summit.