BBC News wrote:The leader of Australia's opposition Labor Party, Bill Shorten, has accepted defeat in a shock result for the country's federal elections.
The ruling centre-right coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to return to power in defiance of polling predictions.
However, it is unclear whether it will be able to form a majority government.
Exit polls had suggested a narrow victory for the Labor Party for the first time in six years.
The final result of the election may not be known for some hours, but with almost 70% of votes counted the Liberal coalition has won or is ahead in 74 seats in its quest for a 76-seat majority, with Labor on just 65 seats.
Australia has mandatory voting and a record 16.4 million voters enrolled for the election, which returns a new House of Representatives and just over half of the seats in the Senate.
Small pieces of good news though; Fraser Anning (guy who blamed the NZ massacre victims for their own deaths) and Tony Abbott (disastrous former PM staunchly opposed to gay rights) were both kicked out of parliament.