The country looks very different today after the results of the federal election.
If you went to bed early, or didn’t bother tuning in, here are the answers to five quick questions to catch you up.
Did Labor or the Liberals win?
Labor won the 2022 federal election.
But it is still not clear if Labor can form a majority or minority government.
Labor has won 72 seats but needs 76 to govern without relying on the Greens or independents for confidence and supply – voting for the government’s budget legislation.
The LNP lost 26 seats, including several high-profile MPs.
The Greens are on track to win up to four seats.
The independents have won 12 seats.
Who is our new prime minister?
Labor leader Anthony Albanese will be the next prime minister of Australia.
He is expected to be sworn in on Monday morning.
This is to allow him to attend the Quad meeting in Tokyo with Senator Penny Wong on Tuesday.
Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles will be acting prime minister while Mr Albanese is in Japan.
Which big names lost their seats?
Let’s start with the seats that were taken by the independents.
- Josh Frydenberg, the Treasurer who was tabbed as a future Liberal leader, lost the Melbourne seat of Kooyong to paediatric neurologist Monique Ryan
- Dave Sharma lost the Sydney seat of Wentworth to businesswoman Allegra Spender
- Jason Falinski lost the northern beaches electorate of Mackellar to Sydney doctor Sophie Scamps
- Tim Wilson lost the Liberal stronghold of Goldstein to former ABC journalist Zoe Daniel
- Trent Zimmerman lost the seat of North Sydney to Kylea Tink, who was the chief executive of the McGrath Foundation
- Celia Hammond lost Julie Bishop’s former Perth seat of Curtin to Kate Chaney, an executive for Anglicare
- Labor stalwart Kristina Keneally, who was parachuted into the NSW seat of Fowler, lost to Dai Le, the deputy mayor of Fairfield
And the Greens victory that no-one saw coming.
- Julian Simmonds was defeated in the inner-Brisbane electorate of Ryan by Greens candidate Elizabeth Watson-Brown
Greens candidate Max Chandler-Mather won the seat of Griffith, south of Brisbane, from Labor’s Terri Butler.
Now for the seats that were lost to Labor.
- Ben Morton in Tangney, WA to Sam Lim
- Kristy McSweeney in Swan, WA to Zaneta Mascarenhas
- Linda Aitken in Pearce, WA to Tracey Roberts
- Ken Wyatt in Hasluck, WA to Tania Lawrence
- Fiona Martin in Reid, NSW to Sally Sitou
- Lucy Wicks in Robertson, NSW to Gordon Reid
- Katie Allen in Higgins, VIC to Michelle Ananda-Rajah
- Gladys Liu in Chisholm, VIC to Carina Garland
- Rachel Swift in Boothby, SA to Louise Miller-Frost
Liberal-turned-United Australia leader Craig Kelly lost his seat of Hughes in NSW, winning less votes than the Liberal, Labor and independent candidates.
What seats are still in doubt?
As of Sunday, there are still a few key seats in play.
The only good news for the Liberal party might be in the NSW seat of Gilmore where Andrew Constance, a former state MP, has achieved a swing against sitting Labor MP Fiona Phillips.
The seat of Brisbane, held by Liberal Trevor Evans, might fall to Greens candidate Stephen Bates.
Greens candidate Steph Hodgins-May is less likely to edge out Labor’s Josh Burns in Macnamara in Victoria.
Labor candidates are tightly contesting the seats of Deakin, Bennelong, Menzies and Moore.
Where’s Scott Morrison?
Scott Morrison resigned as leader of the Liberal Party on Saturday night.
He will hand over the leadership at the next partyroom meeting.
Mr Morrison said he would remain in parliament as the member for his NSW seat of Cook, which he retained despite a swing to Labor candidate Simon Earle.
The next Liberal leader is expected to be Peter Dutton, who is the stand-out candidate among the party’s remaining MPs.
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