23 May 2022

Anthony Albanese leads Labor to victory

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 23 May 2022
Australian opposition leader Anthony Albanese (C), accompanied by his partner Jodie Haydon and son Nathan Albanese, gesture as they arrive at a reception after winning the 2022 general election in Sydney on 21 May 2022.

Photo: AFP / Wendell Teodoro

A sweeping change to the Australian political landscape; Anthony Albanese is the new Prime Minister, Labor has won the election, but it's not yet clear whether it has an outright majority. It could yet depend on the support of a large cross bench, including 10 so-called `Teal' independents, and/or Green MPs.

Both major parties lost support, with the Liberals taking a hammering in traditionally strong seats, and the Coalition Government and Prime Minister Scott Morrison dumped.  Mr Morrison will now hand over the party leadership. One of the biggest changes to the landscape is the success of the 10 independents - all women, and many former Liberal Party MPs , as well as the Greens. Kathryn speaks with Australian correspondent Karen Middleton.