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Morrison thanks the Australians for surprise election victory



Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked "all the Australians" for returning their conservative coalition to power in a shock election result and has promised to go straight back to work. 19659008] While the opposition's left party had been tipped to win – both in opinion polls and odds-makers – the coalition has gone to victory, probably with increased representation.

Speaking after a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump on Sunday morning, 51-year-old Morrison says he is grateful to live in "the world's largest country" and thank the Australians for re-election.

He says he will start forming his new government on Monday.

Meanwhile, work begins to look for a new leader after Bill Shorten has resigned after six years as a party leader.


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