New Australia PM sticks to script with focus on the economy




 
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New Australia PM sticks to script with focus on the economy
 
September 15th, 2015  
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New Australia PM sticks to script with focus on the economy
By Matt Siegel and Jane Wardell CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New prime minister Malcolm Turnbull dashed hopes of swift action on progressive issues such as same-sex marriage after he was sworn in as Australia's fourth leader in two years on Tuesday, promising instead to focus on improving a faltering economy. The conservative Liberal Party voted in a secret ballot late on Monday to oust Tony Abbott as its leader in favor of Turnbull, a multi-millionaire former tech entrepreneur who is popular with the electorate. "I'm filled with optimism and we will be setting out in the weeks ahead ... more of those foundations that will ensure our prosperity in the years ahead," Turnbull told reporters as he headed to parliament on Tuesday before being sworn in.




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