After five weeks of intense campaigning, the polls have closed and it looks like we have a result.

The campaign felt like it was never going to end but after five weeks of non-stop TV commercials, debates and awkward photo opportunities, ABC election expert Antony Green has called the election. Green predicts that The Liberal Party will gain enough seats to form a government, with Scott Morrison retaining his role as Prime Minister.

It’s All Over…Almost

The polls officially closed at 6 pm, and counting began immediately, with this election anticipated to be one of the closest results in history. It certainly didn’t disappoint, with many seats remaining in doubt late into the evening.

Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, was among the casualties, losing his Sydney seat of Warringah to popular Independent candidate Zali Steggal. Ms Steggal said it signalled a fresh start for the electorate. “I think politics in Australia has not been at its best for the last 10 years and I think it’s time we changed that,” she told supporters.

The current ABC tally room count.

The current ABC tally room count.

A Safe Bet

With results from Western Australia slowly trickling in, The Liberals look likely to maintain their lead. Antony Green says that the question now is whether it will be a majority or minority government. “We’re certainly seeing enough numbers to say that the Coalition will end up with more seats than Labor.”

While we’re still waiting for official confirmation, it looks like the pre-election polls had it wrong, and we’ll be seeing Prime Minister Scott Morrison declaring victory in the not too distant future…

Are you happy with the election result? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


  • Am dissapointed at the amount of informal votes……it was a shock win I believe and unfortunately not a great one for environmental issues……Scomo has no idea really…

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  • Honestly doesn’t matter much because as with all PM’s they will make sure everything suits them and we will come off second best. Making it harder to get the pension but not if you’ve been in politics. They get all the benefits and we get to suffer. Nothing changes.

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  • I was really surprised that there weren’t more independents, given problems in both major parties.

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  • I am happy that stability will follow. Agree that the donkey votes were horrific. So many countries fight over getting a democratic vote and Australians don’t care? What a pity.

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  • I was amazed at how many donkey votes there were, it is disgusting at how many people don’t take it seriously!

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  • FIngers crossed they can get along this time around

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  • The people have spoken. Hopefully we don’t have to hear everyone whinging for the next 3 years.

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  • Whatever anyone thinks about the result, at the end of the day, this is democracy in action and everyone needs to accept it and get on with their lives.

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  • I don’t think its going to be too great if you have a small income and are struggling a bit already. Politicians need to understand how much money comes from income tax from employees and stop concentrating on employers. The workers need rights to survive. Not everyone can have their own business. But I’m very glad Pauline Hanson, Fraser Anning and Tony Abbott got shown the door.

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  • My husband (having his own business) says the liberals are quite good for businesses, so maybe I should be tankful.

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  • Not happy at all with the results, nothing really changes at all.

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  • I am just so glad it’s all over and I don’t get anymore automated phone calls constantly!!


    • Indeed. So annoying! And sms! I don’t even know if they are allowed to do that.

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  • I’m happy with the results :)

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  • Doesn’t surprise me. Australians don’t like change much.

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  • No one I vote for ever gets high enough to make a change, so I don’t worry or think about it too much. I accept what happens, as long as we don’t get a Trump like character..?

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