Scott Morrison conceded his party has lost the election. He’ll also stand down as leader of the Liberal Party.
Albanese used his speech to thank his supporters, fellow Labor politicians, party members and his family.
Read his speech in full below:
Anthony Albanese’s victory speech
I acknowledge Australia’s next Indigenous Affairs Minister, Linda Burney, who is here.
My fellow Australians, no-one gets here by themselves. And I wouldn’t be standing here tonight without the support, hard work and belief of so many people. To my parliamentary team, including my Deputy, Richard Marles, and my Senate leader, Penny Wong. My terrific economic team led by Jim Chalmers and Katy Gallagher.
On Monday morning, arrangements are in place to have these people sworn in as members of my team. To enable Penny and I to attend the important Quad leader’s meeting in Tokyo, with President Biden, Prime Minister Kishida and Prime Minister Modi. And I want the leaders of the economic team to start work on Monday morning as well.
I wanted to thank my shadow ministry and my amazing caucus members, including the people who are here tonight at this joint function in the corner of our seats, including Tony Burke, who is here. I want to thank all of our Labor candidates. I want to thank all those who have worked so hard for this victory. We stand on your shoulders, most rank and file members of the Labor Party will never ask for anything. They knock on doors, they make calls, they work so hard. They hand out how to votes.
To my partner Jodie Haydon.