20 May 2019

Australia election: Liberals defy polls with shock win

From Morning Report, 6:10 am on 20 May 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Liberal-National coalition are gearing up for another three years in power after defying expectations to score a shock victory in Saturday's elections. The final result could still be days away, and it's still unclear whether the coalition can govern with an outright majority or whether it will have to rely on a partnership with independent MPs in a minority government. Scott Morrison is being credited with running a stunning campaign by demolishing Labor's big-target policy agenda. In his victory speech he paid tribute to the average Australian voter.