Tony Abbott has declared victory in Australia’s national polls after defeating outgoing prime minister Kevin Rudd.
The British-born opposition leader’s Liberal Party-led coalition had ended six years of centre-left Labor rule on Saturday.
In his victory speech Mr Abbott said: “I can inform you that the government of Australia has changed. For just the seventh time in 60 years the government of Australia has changed.
“I now look forward to forming a government that is competent, that is trustworthy, and which purposely and steadfastly and methodically set about delivering on our commitments.”
Source: Sky News.