Scott Morrison celebrates 'miracle' win over Labor for 'quiet Australians'

Scott Morrison has celebrated his victory in the federal election, saying he always believed in miracles.

"How good is Australia! And how good are Australians!” he said.

“This is the best country in the world in which to live.”

Mr Morrison told his Liberal Party function Australians had won a great victory tonight as his supporters chanted “ScoMo”.

“Tonight is not about me or it’s not even about the Liberal Party,” he said.

“Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives with wife Jenny (left) children Abbey (second right) and Lily (right) after winning the 2019 Federal Election,  at the Federal Liberal Reception at the Sofitel-Wentworth hotel in Sydney, Saturday, 18 May, 2019. Approximately 16.5 million Australians have today voted in what is tipped to be a tight election contest between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING
Scott Morrison and his family address their supporters at the Liberal party headquarters. Source: AAP

"I said I was going to burn for you and I am, every single day."

Mr Morrison said “quiet Australians” have won a great victory tonight.

“It has been those Australians who have worked hard every day,” he said.

“They have their dreams, they have their aspirations – to get a job, to get an apprenticeship, to start a business. To meet someone amazing. To start a family. To buy a home.

“To work hard and provide the best you can for your kids. To save for your retirement, and to ensure that when you are in your retirement that you can enjoy it because you have worked hard for it.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the win was a victory for "quiet Australians". Source: AAP
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the win was a victory for "quiet Australians". Source: AAP

Mr Morrison vowed to get straight back to work.

He also took the opportunity to thank ousted Warringah MP Tony Abbott and a number of other Liberal MPs who lost their seats.

His speech at his Liberal Party function came after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten conceded defeat and said he would stand down as leader.

Mr Morrison will likely retain power after voters in Queensland, NSW and Tasmania rallied behind the Liberal-National Coalition.

Former prime minister John Howard said Mr Morrison "deserves the overwhelming gratitude of the Liberals all around the country”.

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