Hail our new PM - exit poll gives Libs 97, ALP 51

AN EXIT poll conducted by Newspoll  for Sky News today has again confirmed a likely landslide victory for the Coalition, with 97 seats to Labor's 51.

A report on the Sky News website predicts the only crossbenchers to keep their seats would be Tasmanian Andrew Wilkie and Queenslander Bob Katter.

Liberal powerbroker Michael Kroger has already called the result on Sky News.

"Tony Abbott is the Prime Minister of the country from 4.39pm onwards," he said on Sky News.



Woman hurt after hit-and-run near Lismore

Woman hurt after hit-and-run near Lismore

The woman was walked along a road when she was struck by a car

Elderly man charged over historic child sex abuse

premium_icon Elderly man charged over historic child sex abuse

The crimes allegedly occurred in the 1980s near Lismore.

Weird sea creature found on North Coast beach

Weird sea creature found on North Coast beach

Several of these "strange organisms" were found on the sand

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