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Australia's new PM Scott Morrison tipped to focus on domestic affairs

Scott Morrison looks to be solid conservative and likely realist in foreign policy

In a widely mocked move just days after becoming Australian Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison gave each of his Cabinet members a lapel pin with the national flag, saying he had worn one for years as a reminder of "whose side I'm on".

"I'm on the side of the Australian people," he declared.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2018, with the headline 'Australia's new PM tipped to focus on domestic affairs'. Print Edition | Subscribe