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.