The next new Australia Prime Minister Mr. Tony Abbott has met Defence chiefs in Canberra, as part of his preparations for officially taking office next week. Mr. Tony Abbott will step up the efforts to revive the economy.Mr Abbott and his frontbench are not likely to be sworn in until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Defence Force Chief David Hurley, the Vice Chief Mark Binskin and secretary of the Department of Defence Dennis Richardson were at the meeting. Hopefully the transition of government can go smoothly.
The secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Ian Watt was also there.
Mr Abbott is yet to hold his first press conference since winning government on Saturday. We can expect his exciting speech.
His office has released photographs of the incoming Prime Minister on the phone last night to Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This is the signs that Tony Abbott is ready to face the new challenges ahead.
Mr Abbott's office says it was a "positive" discussion and has confirmed that the new Prime Minister will attend the APEC summit in Bali early next month. The summit will pave the starting journey for Tony Abbott to connect to the outside world. Hope he can continue the last government to have cordial relationship with the world number 2 strong economic nation China besides USA.
The two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks either before or after the summit, or on the sidelines.
That would be Mr Abbott's first opportunity to discuss face to face with the Indonesian president the Coalition's policy to turn back asylum seeker boats, a plan which is not supported by Indonesia.
Earlier this week, Mr Abbott spoke to Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill about the offshore processing plan put in place by the former Labor government. Hope Mr. Abbott bigger success.