What Just Happened?

The Coalition government was returned with a reduced majority in the House of Representatives and with more independents in the Senate. In many cases the voting was so close it took weeks for final results to be declared. There was a swing to Labor – but not enough, and a neutral result for the Greens. In the Senate Pauline Hanson’s One Nation produced four senators and the Nick Xenophon Team three.


Warren Brown, The Daily Telegraph,

Australia Post Delivers

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,


Jon Kudelka, The Australian,

Tally Room

ROY, Herald Sun,

Post-election Line-up

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Seasonal Mood Disorder

Fiona Katauskas, New Matilda,

As the X Man Soars, the P Man Falls

Rocco Fazzari, The Sydney Morning Herald,

We've Won!

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Everyone has a Mandate

John Shakespeare, The Australian Financial Review,