Tony Abbott and his Liberal (Conservative in U.S.) Coalition serve up a stunning defeat for Labor.
SMH The Coalition has been swept to a convincing election victory in a result that could keep Labor in the political wilderness for a decade, with incoming prime minister Tony Abbott declaring the country is “under new management”. ALP seats fell across the country on Saturday, ensuring Tony Abbott will be the 28th prime minister of Australia and have a commanding majority, holding up to 90 seats in the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.
“Something very significant has happened today. Today the people of Australia have declared the right to government in Australia . . . belongs to you the people of Australia,” said Abbot in his victory speech.