Updated: Sitting LNP Federal Members across the Moreton Bay Region look likely to retain their seats as the Coalition concedes defeat and the Australian Labor Party looks to form Government.
The Federal Coalition can not secure enough seats in the House of Representatives to form Government and at this stage it looks like the Australia Labor Party will secure a minority Government at worst and majority Government at best.
About 10.30pm, sitting member for Dickson Peter Dutton claimed victory, leading Labor’s Ali France 52.87% to 47.13%.
Mr Dutton thanked his family and volunteers for their strong support but says while their win was cause for celebration, it was a tough night for the Liberal Party.
"We have, as a Liberal-National family suffered a terrible day today and there are colleagues around the country, some good people, who have potentially lost their seats but there are still thousands and thousands of postal votes and prepoll votes to count, so there's some hope in some of those seats but in many the race is very tight," he told his supporters.
He acknowledged the pain they are experiencing tonight and also paid tribute to Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg and the whole parliamentary team for steering Australia through the past couple of years of "great difficulty for our country".
Shortly before 11pm, Scott Morrison conceded defeat and congratulated Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on their victory.
The projected two candidate preferred result for sitting member for Longman Terry Young has him leading Labor’s Rebecca Fanning 52.92% to 47.08%.
The projected two candidate preferred result for sitting member for member for Petrie Luke Howarth has him leading Labor’s Mick Denton 54.21% to 45.79%.
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