Australia's new PM sworn in ahead of Japan summit

Anthony Albanese: Australia's new PM sworn in ahead of Quad meeting

May 23, 2022 by BBC News - Home

Key Facts

  • Mr Albanese will fly to Tokyo on Monday to meet the leaders of the so-called Quad nations - the US, India and Japan.
  • Both major parties suffered a hit to their primary vote, with almost a third of people putting minor players - including the Greens and independents - as their first preference.
  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, New Foreign Minister Penny Wong is the first person who was born overseas to hold the portfolio The US and Australia hold fears the deal could allow China to build a naval base in the region.
  • "The Quad Leaders' Summit brings together four leaders of great liberal democracies - Australia, Japan, India, and the United States of America - in support of a free, open and resilient Indo-Pacific," he said.

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