‘Can we just, on day one, get that clear?: Albanese fires up

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made a quiet statement during his first official press conference as leader today.

Before he addressed the room full of media alongside his new cabinet, both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags were installed next to the Australian flag.

Albanese then stood alongside deputy Richard Marles, foreign affairs minister Penny Wong, treasurer Jim Chalmers and finance minister Katy Gallagher and gave a short address.

The new prime minister opened his victory speech on Saturday by promising to “embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart” – which calls for a permanent forum of representation from which First Nations can advocate for their peoples to the parliament and government.

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