Welcome to our election party!
It’s where we’re keeping the discussion about the events of September 7 going. From Annabel Crabb’s scarf to the very real prospect of Clive Palmer wielding significant politcial power.
Just like any good election party, there’s plenty of interesting debate and banter. You can join the discussion in our comments section below. But, be warned, we’re good hosts. So any bullying behaviour or personal attacks, and we’ll show you the door.
If it all gets too much, we have generously provided a drinking game (BYO) which you are free to play with your DVR recordings of the coverage. (We know you’ve got them.)
So, sit back and enjoy the ride.
11.00 AM Sunday 8th – The Morning After.
Australia has woken up to a new Prime Minister elect, however the election results are still rolling in.
Senate Results are still being released across the nation, however so far the results are as follows, according to the ABC:
ACT: 1 Coalition, 1 ALP
NSW: 3 Coalition, 2 ALP, 1 Liberal Democratic Party
QLD: 3 Coalition, 2 ALP, 1 Palmer United Party
VIC: 2 Coalition, 2 ALP, 1 Greens Party, 1 Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party
TAS: 2 Coalition, 2 ALP, 1 Greens Party, 1 Palmer United Party
WA: 3 Coalition, 1 ALP, 1 Greens Party, 1 Australian Sports Party
SA: 2 Coalition, 1 ALP, 1 Nick Xenophon Group, 1 Australian Greens, 1 Family First
NT: 1 Country Liberal Party, 1 ALP
10:20PM Australia’s 28th Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has just given his victory speech.
Abbott described the honour of Prime Ministership as “The greatest honour and the heaviest responsibility that any member of parliament can have.” He said that under his new government “the carbon tax will be gone, the boats will be stopped, the budget will be on track.”
Abbott promised that his government would be defined by the principles of competency and trustworthiness.
Surprisingly, Abbott gave his speech without his family up on stage. Here is one of the harsher Tweets addressing that, from prominent feminist, Anne Summers:
Flags replace wife and daughters @TonyAbbottMHR?
— Anne Summers (@SummersAnne) September 7, 2013
10PM: Kevin Rudd has just conceded defeat.
In a speech given at The Gabba, Rudd said: “A short time ago I phoned Tony Abbott to concede defeat at the national elections.”