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Federal election: Andrew Forrest welcomes Anthony Albanese victory

Andrew Forrest has welcomed Anthony Albanese’s Federal election victory.

The WA mining billionaire was among the first business leaders across Australia to congratulate the Labor leader.

“I congratulate the new prime minister of Australia Anthony Albanese,” the executive chairman of Fortescue Metals said in a statement.

“For a long time, Australia has been a climate laggard. Frankly, it has been embarrassing.

“Our children deserve our leadership, our understanding of science, and they haven’t had it.

“Australia has the highest per capita coal emissions in the G20 — and in the world — at 5.34 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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