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Anthony Albanese to be sworn in as PM ahead of Quad meeting

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Anthony Albanese will be sworn in today as the 31st prime minister of Australia.

Mr Albanese will attend Government House in Canberra with Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, incoming foreign minister Penny Wong, the new treasurer Jim Chalmers and new finance minister Katy Gallagher.

He will then head to Tokyo for the Quad meeting with international leaders.

Richard Marles will serve as acting prime minister in his absence.

Nine Federal Political Reporter Michael Pachi told Gareth Parker on Breakfast that the Quad meeting, which includes Australia, the US, Japan and India, was designed to discuss security issues.

“It’s something that Scott Morrison really got moving during his prime ministership and now is being really revved up to talk about security issues,” he said.

On the election outcome, Pachi said it’s likely Labor will get to a majority government.

“I think that Labor will get the 76 seats that it needs. It might even get 77.”

Tap PLAY to hear the full interview and Albanese’s first plans as PM.

Gareth Parker
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