Federal elections: Scott Morrison concedes defeat, to stand down as Liberal party leader

May 22, 2022 01:29 AM AEST | By Khushboo Joshi
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  • Morrison has stated on Saturday evening that he has ‘accepted’ defeat in the federal elections.
  • Morrison was fighting the elections against Labor party leader Anthony Albanese.
  • Headed by Scott Morrsion, the Liberal-national coalition government had been ruling in Australia for straight three terms.

Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia said on Saturday that he has acknowledged defeat in Australia’s 2022 federal election.

Morrison stated in his speech in Sydney that he has spoken to the leader of opposition and the incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. He said further that he has already congratulated Albanese on his winning the elections.

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Morrison clearly mentioned that he would be standing down as the leader of the Liberal party.

Morrison’s conservative coalition government has been in power for eight years and nine months now. He was designated as the PM in 2018.

Labor party leader Anthony Albanese would be the first ever Australian with a non-Anglo surname to be prime minister.


More about Anthony Albanese

Anthony has shared multiple times that he was raised by his mother in a public housing. He attributes his success as a people’s person to his mother. He has said that her mother’s dream to give him a better life drives him to give a much better life to his son and therefore, to build a better Australia.

Anthony has a son, Nathan and a dog, Toto.

Anthony was the first person in his family to finish school and college. He graduated from the University of Sydney as Bachelor of Economics.

Anthony was elected as the Federal Member for Grayndler, representing the community that he grew up in.

Anthony is mostly known for introducing a bill to grant same-sex couples the same superannuation benefits as heterosexual couples. The bill failed though. He re-introduced the bill thrice and it was eventually passed in 2007 after Rudd Labor Government election. The bill was passed with 84 other changes to Commonwealth laws to eliminate discrimination against same-sex couples and their families.

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In the year 2006, Anthony became Labor party’s shadow minister for the environment. Even today, the Labor Party proudly supports net zero emissions by 2050.


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