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Ai Group congratulates Scott Morrison on becoming Australia's 30th Prime Minister

"Ai Group congratulates Scott Morrison on his elevation to the Liberal leadership to become Australia's 30th Prime Minister," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group said today.

"Mr Morrison inherits an economy in good shape but not without its challenges.

"A top priority should be building a stronger economy and inclusive society.

"For business, we hope the new administration will among other things focus on navigating a way to broader tax reform, delivering affordable energy and addressing the gaps in our education and training system which are contributing to ongoing skill shortages.

"Ai Group has worked well with Mr Morrison as Treasurer and Immigration Minister where he took strong policy leadership in key economic roles.

"Congratulations also to Josh Frydenberg on his elevation to the Deputy Liberal leadership. The professionalism and consultative approach he has demonstrated throughout his career and especially most recently on climate and energy policy will serve him well in his new role.

"We thank outgoing Prime Minister Turnbull who led a government committed to pushing through hard reforms against the odds and consulting business effectively along the way. He ends his leadership having accomplished a great deal especially considering his narrow parliamentary majority. We wish him well and greatly appreciate the contribution he has made to this country and will no doubt continue to make," Mr Willox said.

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