Now to work!
Poll Bludger is here.
At time of writing (just after midnight EST) it seems that about 25% of the vote has been counted. It’s looking like two seats for the Liberals, one for Labor, one for the Greens, one for the Palmer United Party and the final seat a tussle between Liberal and Labor, with Liberals the more likely.
I’m not sure exactly what this means for the final balance of power in the Senate, but I think it means that Abbott will have a choice of coming to terms with Labor and the Greens, or assembling a combination of “others” which must include PUP. If anyone knows, please share.
It looks as though Scott Ludlam will be elected comfortably, which is good to see.
Update: This morning Antony Green has Labor slightly ahead for the last seat with just over half the vote counted.
For Senate composition go here.
So for the LNP it’s a choice between needing 6/8 extras or 7/8. See also my comment here.