Anthony Albanese’s first act as Prime Minister was to replace two of the three Australian flags in the Parliament House (Media) Blue Room, with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ensign. Significantly, the Aboriginal Flag was placed in the centre with the Australian flag off to one side. Mr Albanese then opened with the following commitment:
‘I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on we meet.
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