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Immigration and green groups concerned about new Prime Minister

Green groups are worried about the new change in leadership

The newly elected Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has only just come into office but already has a growing to-do list.

The business sector is looking forward to concrete action on tax reform and energy security. But environment groups are livid, with Greenpeace saying Australia deserves better than “the man who brought a lump of coal into parliament”.

“Make no mistake, Scott Morrison is just a more polished version of Tony Abbott,” Greenpeace Australia Pacific campaigner, Alix Foster Vander Elst, said.

Ernst & Young CEO, Tony Johnson, said business needed policy that promoted investment and confidence.

“The political turmoil of the past decade has come at the cost of our global competitiveness,” he said in a statement.

“We must return to the serious business of economic reform.”

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia hopes Morrison’s win won’t be a prelude to unfair changes to immigration policy.

“It is the duty of the nation’s leaders to ensure that public discussion around immigration and multiculturalism is conducted in a respectful manner and that Australia remains a shining example of a successful multicultural society,” the council said.

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