This will, I hope, mean a change in Australia's position on climate action. I've been told that Malcolm may have done a "deal" to keep a low profile on climate, but I know he has strong views on the subject. So let's hope that he adopts a leadership stance and doesn't kow tow to the deniers in the party room.
I'll see if I can dig up some of what he's written on the subject. And contrast this with Tony Abbott's stance.
Meantime, while I don't usually blog on politics, this is potentially big news for climate, so I'll make an exception.
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Watch this space!
If you can tolerate talking heads from down under, the ABC NEWS 24 website has removed the geo block for the occasion.
UPDATE: Malcolm Turnbull has said that he supports the current government policy on climate change. Julie Bishop, the (continuing) deputy has said that Australia has already announced the targets for Paris and they won't change.
He also said that his government will be a collaborative, consultative government. So it looks as if it will be up to us to persuade the government to change direction.
Added by Sou at 10:55 pm Monday 14 September 2015