Turn­bull takes full re­spon­si­bil­ity for elec­tion cam­paign

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE elec­tion’s fi­nal re­sult might still be days away, but Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull said he was “more con­fi­dent” on Tues­day of form­ing a gov­ern­ment than he was im­me­di­ately af­ter the elec­tion.

Mr Turn­bull said he be­lieved postal votes would help the Coali­tion in the seats still to be de­cided, but La­bor leader Bill Shorten warned that the PM could be about to call a snap elec­tion.

Mr Turn­bull said he “took full re­spon­si­bil­ity” for the Gov­ern­ment’s cam­paign, but the Coali­tion had to ac­cept vot­ers were con­cerned about its at­ti­tudes to­wards health and Medi­care.

The Aus­tralian Elec­toral Com­mis­sion re­sumed count­ing on Tues­day af­ter spend­ing Sun­day and Mon­day sort­ing and ver­i­fy­ing postal votes.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Barn­aby Joyce said Coali­tion an­a­lysts be­lieved they would win in Flynn and Capri­cor­nia, where the vote re­mained on a knife’s edge.

He con­ceded vot­ers were fed up with the Coali­tion and La­bor, and were look­ing to other op­tions.

“There is no doubt that there is a level of dis­il­lu­sion­ment with pol­i­tics, with gov­ern­ment and with the ma­jor par­ties,” he said.

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