Before I comment on my reaction, you need to know this - The Australian Liberal party, is in fact a party of neo conservatives, confusing? Yes it is. A party that is now looking to lurch further to the hard right after it's defeat, does that remind you of anyone?
However the former Prime Minister conceded defeat, and congratulated his colleague across the isle, unlike someone else we all know.
Anyway my reaction? Well after nine years of suffering from a corrupt, mean, tricky, and scandal laden party, a fresh breeze tantalises us all with hope of unity rather than divisive, racist, bigoted attacks towards the most vulnerable Australians, including marginalized groups such as the, homeless, poor, immigrants, LGBTQ, and indigenous communities.
I have many issues with the incoming government, but with the significant rise of progressive independent candidates winning over seats formally held in conservative "safe seats" matters such as climate change, environment protections, inequality, and integrity are now prominent issues that will gain more attention then they have done in the past.
Congrats, 'straya! I was very happy for you bloody bogans when I saw your election results.
You may now crack open a stubby.
He said "coal the dole" now he's tossed out on his hole
And Clive Palmer got nothing, that really made my day.
I'm leaving home in SoCal for a visit to Melbourne next month. I can't wait!
WONDERFUL!!!! If we don’t get rid of them here, maybe Australia or Canada or SOMEWHERE/ANYWHERE will offer asylum to us. Happy for Australia!
Congrats to you and your country! Let's hope others follow suit... And yes, the first thing I thought of was the graciousness of the concession. I mean, anyone would seem gracious now after you-know-who.