Triumphant conservative leader Tony Abbott vowed Sunday to "get down to business" and be prime minister for all Australians after his resounding election victory ended six years of tumultuous Labor rule.
Australia's prime minister-elect Tony Abbott (R) talks to Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ian Watt in Sydney on September 8, 2013. Abbott vowed to 'get down to business' straight away.
Labor, led by the charismatic Kevin Rudd, were punished in Saturday's polls for bitter in-fighting that saw the outgoing premier oust Julia Gillard as party leader in June, after she did the same to him in 2010.
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