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Changes to climate change policy and building diplomatic relationships with international counterparts are high on the priority list for Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese.

The Labor leader flagged policy changes in regards to climate change and “our engagement with the world on those issues” after a surge of support for candidates calling for action in yesterday’s election.

“I do want to change the country and change the way that politics operates in this country,” Albanese said.

Prime Minister-Elect Anthony Albanese says he wants to “change the country” as he outlines the first steps forward in the top job. (Nine)

He will be sworn in at at Government House tomorrow, along with Penny Wong, Richard Marles, Katy Gallagher and Jim Chalmers ahead of a Quad meeting in Japan on Tuesday.

“Obviously the Quad leaders’ meeting is an absolute priority for Australia and it enables us to send a message to the world that there is a change of government, there will be some changes in policy, particularly with regard to climate change.”

Albanese will have one-on-one meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, before returning to Australia on Wednesday to “get down to business”.

Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese celebrates his victory with locals. (Nine)

“I’ll ask (the Department of) prime minister and cabinet this afternoon to also organise for there to be a meeting held face-to-face in Canberra over coming weeks, with all of the state premiers and chief ministers,” he said.

“I want to have a cooperative relationship.

“I want to bring people together, including the states and territories and local government as well, on how we work together, just as I’ll bring unions and employers and other organisations together in an employment summit in coming months.”

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