A total of 67% of Australians’ votes have now been counted and Labor holds 71 of the 76 seats needed for a majority government.
Sixteen seats remain to be called, according to live tracker 9News, with 77 Labor seats a real possibility.
- Bass, Tasmania
- Bennelong, New South Wales
- Bradfield, New South Wales
- Brisbane, Queensland
- Casey, Victoria
- Deakin, Victoria
- Dickson, Queensland
- Flynn, Queensland
- Gilmore, New South Wales
- Lingiari, Northern Territory
- Lyons, Tasmania
- Macnamara, Victoria
- Menzies, Victoria
- Moore, Western Australia
- Richmond, New South Wales
- Sturt, Western Australia
Although it is still early days, things look promising for Labour.
The party shows narrow leads in eight of the seats mentioned above.
Liberal and Labor HQs tell two different stories
The most important tracks are in Brisbane, Macnamara, Richmond, Lingiari and Deakin.
If Labor wins those seats, it will give them the 76 needed for a majority.
Sturt’s seat in WA is neck and neck, with Liberal candidate James Stevens and ALP’s Sonja Baram both 50% on a bipartisan preferential basis.
There, 68.79% of the votes were counted.
The Coalition leads Bass, Casey, Dickson, Flynn, Menzies, Bradfield and Moore.