Australia's new government sworn in

Canberra, Sept. 18 (ANI): Tony Abbott and his new cabinet have been sworn in by the Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Government House in Canberra.

Abbott held his first executive council meeting at Government House with Governor-General Bryce, before attending the swearing- in of his ministers and parliamentary secretaries.

Before calling his ministers one by one for the swearing in, Abbott said the government under Liberal-National Coalition would scrap the carbon tax, stop the boats and get the budget back into surplus.

Abbott said he would govern 'for all Australians, including those who didn't vote for him'.

He also said the new government aims 'to be a calm, measured, steady and purposeful government'. (ANI)

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