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Here’s what made the news for the day:

Scott Morrison was asked whether Australia would put up more candidates for international posts after former finance minister Mathias Cormann secured the top job at the OECD.

Morrison said it was a “statement of Australia’s contribution”, and said it was in line with comments he made years ago about “positive globalism”.

“For it to go in a positive direction is when you have a rules-based order which is a functional and efficient and is being implemented across all economies whether it is at the WTO or the ITU or any of these bodies. All of these bodies, whether we like that or not, and we like it more often than we don’t, they, we need to ensure that across our partners that we are collaborating well.

Now in this case it was the right decision for Australia to put forward a candidate for the OECD just like with the comprehensive test ban treaty organisation where we have also just been successful. That has been something where Australia believes it can make a difference and make an effort. Whether it is the ITU, the United States has a very good candidate.

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