Jan 21, 2021

ANTHONY ALBANESE & PENNY WONG – STATEMENT – THE INAUGURATION OF US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN – THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY 2021

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER

 

SENATOR PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

THE INAUGURATION OF US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

 

Labor congratulates United States President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration.

 

The swearing-in of the Biden administration represents a triumph of hope over fear, and common purpose over division.

 

America’s greatest power has always been the example it sets to the world. When we look to the United States today, we see a woman of colour elected to high office, a Cabinet that reflects modern America and hope for progress on issues of central importance to Australia.

 

The Biden administration presents an opportunity to expand cooperation within the Australia-US alliance, to tackle the great challenges in our region and around the world.

 

We welcome Joe Biden’s commitment to working with allies, reinvesting in US global leadership, including on climate change – and Australia must be a strong partner in this.

 

Australia needs to lead by example to work with the US to secure the region we want – one that is stable, prosperous and respects sovereignty.

THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY 2021