Polls now closed in Tasmania, Victoria, and NSW; Andrew Bolt calls it for Labor on the basis of exit polls.
UPDATE. ABC’s Jim Middleton reports massive confidence among Laborites, gloom among Libs.
UPDATE II. Jackie Kelly on Seven’s Fun-O-Rama coverage appears to be wearing snails on her ears. Informative Seven graphic: “All 150 House of Representative seats are up for grabs.” Joe Hockey mentions police were called to a couple of booths in his North Sydney seat.
UPDATE III. Senator Helen Coonan on Nine: “It’s not looking good ... it is disappointing.” Wayne Swan: “What we may have tonight is the revolt of the pendulum.” Very loud cheering in background of Nine’s broadcast.
UPDATE IV. The early Green vote in NSW seems enormous; nobody has mentioned it as yet.
UPDATE V. Early swing against the government of 10% in Jackie Kelly’s old seat. Seven just deployed a Dancing Kevin graphic. ABC-Labor’s McKew leading in Bennelong after 3% of votes counted. The other ABC-Labor candidate, Mike Bailey, trailing narrowly in North Sydney.
UPDATE VI. Malcolm Turnbull said to be improving his vote in the fightin’ fields of Wentworth. Seven Labor pundit - little bald guy; missed his name - predicts Labor gain in NSW of 6-7 seats.
UPDATE VII. According to projections on Nine, Labor now needs nine more seats to win (instant update: just moved back to ten) (instant update II: now back to nine, then eight). Joe Hockey: “Watch Western Australia. Watch Western Australia.”
UPDATE VIII. Seven’s Koch now says Howard is “gone” in Bennelong - 5.5% of vote counted, according to ABC. “It’s an incredible concept to get your head around,” says Kerry O’Brien.
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