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Australia votes

Full election results
76 seats needed for a majority
Still to call
72.64% counted
Updated May 24, 2022, 7.04am
Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Finance Minister Katy Gallagher and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles after being sworn in.

Labor to investigate asylum seeker boat arrival as frontbench takes shape

Labor members are questioning the timing of Australian Border Force’s interception of a Sri Lankan boat on election day, which led to the Liberal Party immediately texting millions of voters.

  • by Anthony Galloway and James Massola

Opinion & Perspectives

Coalition and Labor may never win back the seats they lost

These monumental shifts in how Australians vote aren’t just a short-term “protest”. They reflect a growing detachment among millions of Australians from politics as usual.

Osman Faruqi
Osman Faruqi


Climate action is the undisputed winner of the federal election

Parliament is set for an unprecedented shake-up after millions of voters put climate first at the ballot box, and all eyes are on what climate action can be achieved by the incoming government.

Tim Flannery
Tim Flannery

Chief councillor of the Climate Council

Peter Dutton likely to lead the opposition, but will he go the way of Brendan Nelson?

Peter Dutton is firming as the man most likely to lead the Coalition, but he will need to overcome voters’ perceptions of him and the rising independent vote.

James Massola
James Massola

Sunday political correspondent



Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong depart for Tokyo.

Election 2022 results LIVE updates: Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong in Japan for Quad meeting; Peter Dutton expected to become Liberal Party leader

The prime minister is holding high-level talks with international leaders today, Peter Dutton is all but certain to become opposition leader after a possible Liberal challenger confirmed he wouldn’t run and counting continues in a handful of seats.

  • by Broede Carmody
“There was a tendency to prioritise division over economic policy ambition”: NSW Liberal senator Andrew Bragg.

Liberals must ditch culture wars, protect minorities and ‘prioritise fairness’

Amid the election fallout, Liberal senator Andrew Bragg warned “moving to the extremes only guarantees electoral purgatory”.

  • by Michael Koziol

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