NEWS AU: Anthony Albanese vows unity after Labor seizes power

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Anthony Albanese’s victory speech was met with rapturous applause from supporters

Australia has elected its first Labor government in almost a decade and Anthony Albanese as prime minister, ousting Scott Morrison’s coalition.

Mr Albanese told jubilant supporters that Australians had “voted for change”. However it is still unclear whether he can secure a majority.

The centre-left leader vowed to bring people together, invest in social services and “end the climate wars”.

Mr Morrison thanked the “miracle of the Australian people” after conceding.

In perhaps the election’s greatest twist, support also surged for Greens and independent candidates running on climate platforms.

They could wield greater influence if Labor fails to secure 76 lower house seats to govern in its own right. Late on Saturday it had 72 seats to the Coalition’s 55, the ABC projected.

Mr Albanese said it was an “extraordinary honour” to lead the country after he emerged to rapturous applause at Labor’s victory party in Sydney.

“My Labor team will work every day to bring Australians together. And I will lead a government worthy of the people...

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