The Tasmanian election was a night of wins on several levels for the state's next Premier, Will Hodgman.
Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman has claimed victory in the state election, ending 16 years in Opposition.
South Australian opposition leader Steven Marshall has rejected suggestions the presence of Tony Abbott in the state may have denied him victory.
Tasmanian premier-elect Will Hodgman says voters have asked the Liberals for a new direction.
The Queensland Government says it will consider legal action to extend jail time for Daniel Morcombe's convicted killer, Brett Peter Cowan.
South Australia's political future is in the balance, with the Liberals achieving a statewide swing in the 2014 election but remaining tantalisingly short of the six lower house gains needed to form a government.
Labor has been swept from power in Tasmania but is clinging to life in South Australia after both states went to the polls on Saturday.
South Australia's election is too close to call, with postal and pre-poll votes set to decide the fate of Premier Jay Weatherill's Labor government.
Two state elections have produced two different results, with Tasmania following the script and dumping Labor while South Australia is undecided.
Labor suffered its worst result in a Tasmanian election, as the Liberal Party was swept to power after 16 years in Opposition.
Governor-General Quentin Bryce has paid an emotional tribute to the late painter Margaret Olley in her final external engagement, opening up an art centre in her honour in far northern New South Wales.
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