Good morning. It’s Monday 23 May, and here’s a round up of the latest news.
Anthony Albanese to be sworn in as prime minister
“I do want to change the country. I want to change the way that politics operates in this country.”
Australian Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese speaks after winning the 2022 Federal Election at the Federal Labor Reception at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club. More than 17 million Australians have voted to elect the next federal government. Source: AAP / LUKAS COCH/AAPIMAGE
Greens confident of securing balance of power
Candidate Penny Allman-Payne, who looks to have defeated One Nation’s Pauline Hanson for a spot in the Senate in Queensland, says the Greens would use a balance of power to push for action on the issues that matter to voters.
“I am so proud to be representing the people of Queensland right across our state, and I will be fighting for all of those things down in Canberra.”
Ukraine ambassador calls on European Union to support Poland
The Polish government has extended free medical care, education and other social services to the Ukrainians, and is also a major gateway for humanitarian aid and weapons from the West to Ukraine.
“Poland has proved how effectively they can manage this wave of immigrants, how effectively they can manage to use the money of their own budget, and how effectively they can provide assistance to the migrants,” he said.
Ariarne Titmus breaks world record
Her time of three minutes, 56 seconds and 40 milliseconds has beaten United States swimmer Katie Ledecky’s record by 0.06 seconds.
The Australian swimmer said she thought the world record was “definitely” within reach if she did the best race she could.
Manchester City wins Premier League title
“We are legends. So, when you win in this country, the Premier League, four times in five years, season four, is because these guys are so, so special. So, we’ll be remembered,” he said.
SBS launching sixth free-to-air channel
SBS WorldWatch is available on channel 35 and on SBS On Demand.