More than a week after last weekend’s federal election and Labor are still in a seat to form a majority government, where the party could rule in its own right.
Currently, the Labor Party has won 75 federal seats.
Three seats are in doubt after the Brisbane seat was called up for the Greens on Saturday afternoon.
This is how things look at the moment.
The seats are still in doubt
With 81.3% of the vote counted, Labor leader Josh Burns leads by 19,878 votes.
ABC Chief Election Analyst Antony Green explains that the ballot figures, based on an AEC preference launch for the five least-voted candidates, are producing 18 percent preference flows for to Labor, 34 per cent to the Greens and 48 per cent to the Greens. The Liberals.
“Applying them puts the three final candidates less than 1,000 votes apart,” he said.
“If the Greens or the Liberal candidates are third, Labor will win. If the Labor candidate is third, the Greens will win.
“For that reason, Macnamara is left in doubt.”
This electorate includes the suburbs of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Middle Park, South Yarra, St Kilda, Balaclava, Elwood and parts of Elsternwick and Caulfield.
With 86.4 percent of the vote counted, the seat of outgoing Liberal Deputy Treasurer Michael Sukkar is still close.
Sukkar is currently ahead of Matt Gregg of the Labor Party by 655 votes.
Deakin includes all or parts of the suburbs of Blackburn, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Vermont, Ringwood, Heathmont, Croydon, and Bayswater North.
Gilmore, New South Wales
Gilmore’s federal seat has only 214 votes separating Liberal rival, former NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, and incumbent Fiona Phillips, with 85.3% of the vote counted.
Gilmore is a mixed electorate, covering 6,342 square miles on the south coast of NSW.
There has been a narrow margin in this race and more votes are expected to arrive by mail by June 3rd.
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This seat was convened on Saturday:
Greens candidate Stephen Bates won the Brisbane seat, defeating Trevor Evans of the LNP.
ABC data analyst Casey Briggs said the absent votes counted on Saturday strengthened the 29-year-old retail worker’s leadership over Labor candidate Madonna Jarrett.
This electorate includes the suburbs of New Farm, Newstead, Bowen Hills, Windsor, Kelvin Grove, Newmarket, Enoggera, Wilston, Albion, Clayfield, Ascot, Hamilton, Lutwyche, Wooloowin, and parts of Stafford.
When will the counting end?
In addition to the in-person votes, including previous polls, there have also been a large number of postal votes to resolve, and many of them take up to two weeks to arrive before they can be counted.
These postal votes could be vital in determining the result in seats where the count is near.
Australian Electoral Commission staff have been sorting and counting votes since the polls closed on Saturday 21 May.
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