Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia prime minister

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 - 12:36


Tony Abbott has been sworn in as Australias prime minister, days after his Liberal-National coalition ended six years of Labor government.

Abbott, took the oath at Government House in Canberra in front of Governor-General Quentin Bryce.

His conservative coalition won a comfortable lower house majority in the 7th September polls.

It plans to scrap a tax on carbon emissions introduced by Labor and further toughen asylum policy.