Anthony Albanese lost some time after taking the oath of office as prime minister on Monday morning, traveling to Tokyo for Quad security talks and talking to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-flight.
According to an Australian briefing during a 25-minute telephone conversation, the couple had “friendly and very positive discussions”, and the main topics on the agenda were the AUKUS deal and climate change.
Downing Street said the Prime Minister “sadly” congratulated Mr Albanese on his victory during a telephone conversation Monday morning.
Last year, Australia signed a tripartite military agreement with Britain and the United States under an agreement under which the two partners will assist Canberra in developing its own nuclear submarines.
In April, the Allies also announced that they had agreed to work together on hypersonic and hypersonic weapons.
Mr Johnson said he felt the relationship could be strengthened “even further” as both leaders announced the “exciting opportunities” provided by AUKUS.
“The couple agreed that more could be done together,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said.
“Both leaders agreed that the joint programs of their governments, covering global security, climate change and trade, were in strong agreement.”
In a tweet about the conversation, Mr Albanese said he had “confirmed to Mr Johnson the strength of Australia’s close relationship with the United Kingdom”.
“We discussed our common commitment to AUKUS and action on climate change,” the Australian leader said.
On Tuesday, Mr. Albanese will take part in a four-way security dialogue in Tokyo with US President Joe Biden, host leader and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishido and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The talks are expected to focus on diplomatic discussions on stability in the Indo-Pacific region in the face of China’s territorial aggression, the Solomon Islands security agreement with Beijing and climate policy.
The new prime minister still hopes to form a majority government to head the country, but says key members of the cross-bench have vowed to support his legitimacy.
The AEC says Labor lacks a majority
Labor seems to be on the way to governing on its own, and the party is missing one one-seat majority while the vote count continues.
At 7.30pm on Monday, the official figures of the Australian Election Commission won 75 seats in the House of Representatives – one less than the majority in the 151-seat House.
The Liberal National Coalition won 59 seats.
Ten independents were on their way to victory, joined by Mayo MP Rebecca Sharkey of the Central Alliance, Greens leader Adam Bendt and Kennedy MP Bob Cutter.
The AEC listed six seats with less than 1,000 votes between the two best contenders: Dickin, Ryan, Gilmore, Gray, Lyon and Sturt.
In the most intense race, Liberal Minister Michael Sukar overtook Matt Greg of Labor by 55 votes in the Victorian Dickin chair.
Five seats had no advantage for the two candidates.
The AEC listed 14 lower house crusaders.
Labor won 52.3% of the bipartisan vote.
Incumbents lagged behind in 19 seats: Swan, Pierce, Tengney, Haslak, Curtin (Vashifornia), Chisholm, Higgins, Kuyon, Goldstein, Dickin (Victoria), Wentworth, Gilmore, Reed, North Sydney, Robertson, Faung Benlo, McLaughler NSW), Boothby and Gray (SA).
Senate results have not yet been formalized, but a coalition on the way to 30 seats and 25 Labor in the 76-seat chamber from July 1
The coalition found itself on the verge of losing Senate seats in the WA, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and ACT, while Labor could gain seats in Queensland and WA.
Josh Friedenberg is inferior to Kuyonga
Outgoing Treasurer Josh Friedenberg has officially ceded to Dr. Monique Ryan in Kuyong.
Mr Friedenberg made a statement Monday afternoon saying: “It has been an incredible privilege to be a local member for the last 12 years”.
“Every day I gave work to everyone.”
“I want to thank everyone I enjoyed working with locally.
Dave Sharma is inferior to Wentworth
Dave Sharma conceded defeat, congratulating independent Allegra Spender on his victory in Wentworth’s chair.
On Monday morning, Mr Sharma issued a statement saying that while about 40,000 votes still needed to be counted, he expected Ms Spender’s current leadership to change significantly.
“It has been an honor for us to serve the Wentworth people these last three years as a federal Member of Parliament, and I want to thank the people of Wentworth for the opportunity to do so,” he said.
At the national level, Mr Sharma said he was pleased to play a role in Australia’s adoption of the 2050 zero-emission target by promoting the AUKUS agreement, supporting the ratification of free trade agreements and helping to shape policy towards China.
“I nominated myself for an elective post after a career in public service because I passionately believe in Australia and all that we stand for, and because I am committed to making us a better nation in every way. It is a commitment and that faith remains unchanged.” .
“Today, Australia faces a more complex global worldview than we have seen for generations, and in the face of such challenges, the quality of our political and national leadership will be paramount. Myopia and complacency in our national political discourse is a luxury we can no longer. afford it ”.
Pauline Hanson is fighting for a Senate seat
As the count continues, One Nation founder Pauline Hanson could cling to her seat in the Senate.
After a major turnaround for the Greens in Queensland, an early count seemed to show that Ms. Hanson would lose her seat, and the party garnered just 7.8% of the vote in the state Senate.
But while she has not won a seat on her own, she now seems to be benefiting from other minor party preferences.
Ms. Hanson spent election day in isolation after receiving a positive COVID-19 test. She was not vaccinated.
Liberals weigh the options of the party leader
Earlier Monday morning, Tasmanian Liberal Brigitte Bridget Archer said she would consider raising her hand as deputy leader to prevent the party from moving to the right, amid speculation that Peter Datton would be the leader.
Ms. Archer, first elected in 2019 and expected to retain her ultra-marginal Bass seat, told RN Breakfast on ABC that she supports “traditional values”.
Bass liberal member Bridget Archer at a press conference during the 2022 federal election campaign in Mowbray, Tasmania. Source: AAP / MICK TICCAS / AAPIMAGE
Asked whether she would consider inclination in the deputy seat, she answered “potentially”.
“I’ve seen some early comments around some idea that the party should move further to the right, and I will certainly resist any effort to make that happen,” she said.
“We need to bring the party back to the center.”
Mr Dathan is expected to become the leader of the opposition, although other names have been named, including former Home Secretary and Queensland resident Karen Andrews and former Trade Minister and Victorian Dan Taehan.
Former Environment Minister Susan Leigh has been named a potential deputy head of state.