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For a closer look at the upset in the Australian election, we are joined by current affairs commentator, Professor Hua Shiping, a visiting fellow at Peking University. Hello, Professor Hua.
Q1: Usually, the party in power could be seen to have an advantage in an election, but after only about three years in power Labor failed to keep its majority -- what may have caused this?
Q2: For the first time in 70 years, Australians will have a hung parliament. What effect will it have on the future of Australian politics?
The leaders of Australia's two major political parties have begun negotiating with independent and Greens MPs in the hope of forming a government. <Full story>