LATEST: Abbott sweeps Australia
- Published: 7 Sep 2013 at 23.16
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CANBERRA - Tony Mr Abbott's Liberal-National coalition won Australia's election and was heading for the biggest parliamentary majority since 1996, ushering in a government pledging to abolish carbon pricing and a mining tax.
"I declare the government is under new management," Mr Abbott said in a speech in Sydney late yesterday, consigning Kevin Rudd's Labor party to the shortest stint in power in almost 40 years. "Australia is once more open for business."
Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister-elect, waves to supporters as he stands with wife Margie, second left, and their daughters Frances, left, Louise, second right, and Bridget after delivering his victory speech in Sydney. (Bloomberg photo)
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