Australia’s new leader vows to take country in new direction, with a big shift in climate policy.
Written by News Room on May 22, 2022
Australia’s new leader has vowed to take the country in a new direction, with a big shift in climate policy.
Anthony Albanese, who won Saturday’s election with the opposition centre-left Labor Party, said Australia could become a renewable energy superpower.
He is to be sworn in as PM on Monday, but it is not clear whether his party will have a majority in parliament.
Climate change was a key concern for voters, after three years of record-breaking bushfire and flood events.
Outgoing PM Scott Morrison, the leader of an ousted Liberal-National coalition, thanked the miracle of the Australian people after conceding.