Albanese’s Domestic Agenda Could Reshape Australia’s Regional Relations

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese celebrates with his partner, Jodie Haydon, right, and Sen. Penny Wong after winning Australia’s federal elections, Sydney, Australia, May 22, 2022 (AP photo by Rick Rycroft).
Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese celebrates with his partner, Jodie Haydon, right, and Sen. Penny Wong after winning Australia’s federal elections, Sydney, Australia, May 22, 2022 (AP photo by Rick Rycroft).
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As Australia welcomes in a Labor Party government for the first time in nearly a decade, the question arises as to whether there will be more change than continuity in Australia’s international and security policy, as well as its domestic affairs. When it comes to national security, there appears little to differentiate the incoming center-left Labor government led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese from the outgoing conservative Liberal-National Coalition government led by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison. But several issues featuring prominently during the campaign, including climate change and issues of identity, can be expected to shape foreign and defense […]

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