While in Japan, Biden is meeting leaders from the other members of the so-called Quad: Australia, India and Japan. Australia will be represented by its new prime minister, Anthony Albanese, who was just sworn in today. Albanese’s center-left Labor Party won the most seats in Saturday’s election, toppling the right-wing, pro-coal Scott Morrison, who had served as Australia’s prime minister since 2018, and ending a decade of conservative rule. Anthony Albanese addressed supporters after the election.
Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese: “Together, we can end the climate wars. Together, we can take advantage of the opportunity for Australia to be a renewable energy superpower.”
The Australian election has been described as a “greenslide,” with voters strongly backing candidates pushing for stronger climate action. We will have more on Australia after headlines.