Liberal candidate Gladys Liu is officially announced as the winner in the Victorian seat of Chisolm, making her the first ever Chinese-Australian female member of Federal Parliament's Lower House.
The number of women in Parliament has barely improved and it appears neither major party will have a woman in their leadership team.
Scott Morrison reshuffles his Cabinet to stamp his renewed authority, with Melissa Price no longer the environment minister, while Arthur Sinodinos will replace Joe Hockey as US ambassador.
"What the hell is wrong with Queensland?" That's the polite social media response from progressive voters after the Coalition's "miracle" win. But don't judge us, write Anne Tiernan, Jacob Deem and Jennifer Menzies.
The Liberal party's weak results in Victoria defied its victories around the rest of the country. The party has three years to turn things around, writes former Liberal candidate Asher Judah.
Having retained all 16 of their seats, welcomed a record number of women to the party and consolidated under leader Michael McCormack, there could be a renewed sense of stability for the country-based party, writes Lucy Barbour.
More than 80 per cent of Australians want the Government to take more action on climate change. That's 20 percentage points higher than in 2013.
Franking credits have been one of the most hotly contested issues of the election campaign. Vote Compass data shows voters largely fall in line with the policy of the party they support.
Some of the Labor leader's attempts for handshakes get rejected on a day when ministers who had been largely absent reappear in the federal election campaign.