Former prime minister Scott Morrison will miss the opening of the brand new parliament as he heads to Tokyo for conferences with political and enterprise leaders.
Former prime minister Scott Morrison will miss the primary week of parliament as he jets off to Japan.
In an announcement launched on Monday afternoon, Mr Morrison confirmed he’ll go to Tokyo similtaneously the opening of the forty seventh parliament in Canberra.
“Previous to the brand new authorities advising the sitting schedule for the rest of 2022, I had already accepted an invite to hitch different former prime ministers from Canada, the UK and New Zealand to handle a world occasion to be held in Tokyo this week,” he mentioned.
“As a consequence I might be unable to attend the primary three sitting days of the brand new parliament this week.
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“Each the prime minister and chief of the opposition had been suggested of my supposed journey and absence from the parliament this week.”
Mr Morrison mentioned throughout his journey he’ll give an tackle on the significance of the Quad in “selling stability within the Indo-Pacific” in addition to attending conferences with Japanese political and enterprise leaders.
“I might be holding a collection of conferences with Japanese political and enterprise leaders and could have the chance to hitch different former leaders to specific my condolences for the passing of Prime Minister Abe following his assassination,” he mentioned.
Mr Morrison will return to Australia in time for the second parliamentary sitting week from August 1.