Ms Keneally was tagged to be incoming prime minister Anthony Albanese’s new minister for home affairs.
Ms Sitou said the community wanted candidates who reflected the broader electorate.
Tim Wilson concedes in Goldstein
Liberal candidate Tim Wilson has conceded his Melbourne seat of Goldstein. Source: AAP / LUIS ASCUI/AAPIMAGE
He said it was a deeply unsettling time for the country and, whether he liked it or not, the election was a reset after two years of disruption. He also wished Ms Daniel success, without mentioning her by name.
Dr Monique Ryan is greeted by her supporters at the Reception for the 2022 Federal Election, at the Auburn Hotel, in the seat of Kooyong, Melbourne on Saturday, 21 May, 2022. AAP Source: AAP / LUIS ASCUI/AAPIMAGE
It comes as independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong Monique Ryan has praised the “strong and mature” women teal independents for their successful fight against the Liberals in the federal election.
“The AEC hasn’t declared anything so I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I feel like we have succeeded and I will be the next member for Kooyong.
“It’s not good enough.”
Michaelia Cash says Liberals are handing over a country ‘in good shape’
“We hand over an Australia that is in good shape, that is the envy of so many other parts of the world, but ultimately, last night, democracy was in action and the choice of the Australian people was made,” she said.
Outgoing attorney-general Michaelia Cash says she the Liberal party’s losses in Western Australia could have been worse given the wide support for Labor premier Mark McGowan. Source: AAP / MICK TSIKAS/AAPIMAGE
She said the anti-Clive Palmer campaign in WA and the federal government initially attempting to intervene in his challenge of the state’s hard border closure had impacted the Liberal vote in the state.
“When you’ve got people approaching you on polling booths and genuinely saying, they weren’t trying to be smart, I’d like to vote for Mark McGowan, that just shows you that in Western Australia there is still that overwhelming support for Mr McGowan as premier.”
Emotional Scott Morrison addresses his Sutherland church following election loss
“You’ve given us a great foundation from which we could walk what has been a very difficult walk, I’ve got to tell you, over the last four years.
Mr Albanese will be sworn in as the 31st prime minister of Australia on Monday.
Liberals’ post mortem begins as independents, Greens call for gender equality and climate action
“We acknowledge the need for Australia to play a leading role in action around the world and that we get our language as well as our policies right in that space.”
“I’ve always seen politics in the Menziean way, as a battle of ideas, not a clash of warring personalities, and I am proud of the friendships I have been able to develop not just on my side of the political aisle but on either side of the political aisle, and I thank those colleagues for sending very kind messages last night.”
“We have no mention at this point of the impact of Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins, they changed the narrative when they exposed an ugly side to the workplace in Canberra. That resonated with women.”
Former moderate Liberal prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who received criticism from within his own party for discussing the advantages of the rise of independent candidates this election, is yet to comment on the Liberal’s loss.
Advocacy groups welcome change for climate, social and gender inequality
“History will not remember them kindly. ”
“This election campaign, some have tried to divide the community, using the lives of one of the most marginalised groups of people in the country in a cynical attempt to win votes”, CEO of Equality Australia Anna Brown said.
Mr Albanese and Ms Wong will head to Japan on Monday to meet with US President Joe Biden at the Quad summit.