Details have emerged of how an intruder managed to jump on stage and crash Tony Abbott’s election victory speech last night.
The man is believed to be Fregmonto Stokes, an anti-coal protester and student from Melbourne, reports Fairfax. He also goes by the pseudonym Twiggy Palmcock.
It is believed he made a fake security wristband made from yellow Starbursts lolly wrappers and had earlier tried to gain media accreditation into the event in the Four Season Hotel in Sydney, but was denied.
However, he did manage to later gain entry and stood at the side of the stage with a red folder for around a minute just as Abbott was about to declare victory before being bundled off by security staff.
No charges have been laid but police investigations are ongoing.
“While Mr Abbott was mingling in the crowd the man has positioned himself on the stage,” a police spokeswoman said.
“Security staff intervened and removed the man from the area.”
It is also reported he has previously heckled Mr Abbott during a speech at Melbourne University and also pretended to run as a candidate against Jaymes Diaz in Greenway.
Meanwhile, Prime minister-elect Tony Abbott is "getting down to business" in Sydney where he will be briefed by Australia's top public servants.
"This is essentially a working day," Mr Abbott told reporters outside his northern Sydney home on Sunday, the morning after claiming an emphatic election victory.
"I'll be in the office now for the rest of the day getting briefings from senior public servants."
Mr Abbott becomes the country's 28th prime minister after a decisive swing toward the coalition in Saturday's poll.
He says he will work on building a better future for Australia in the months and years ahead.
"People expect that the day after an election, an incoming government will be getting down to business and that's what I'll be doing today," he said.
Earlier, a lycra-clad Mr Abbott started the day bike riding near his Forestville home.
"It was a very big night but this is just the start of another normal day and there's going to be a fair bit of solid work this morning," he told reporters before setting off for his ride.
Mr Abbott's wife Margie was up early too, saying she was "feeling fine".
"Life goes on and I've been out to get some early morning groceries and hopefully the day will be as normal as possible," she said.
A triumphant Mr Abbott declared Australia under new management and open for business in his victory speech on Saturday night, pledging to create a competent, trustworthy government.