It's the first day on the job for new Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and the first day for a new Victorian government after 11 years of an ALP government.

At 5pm yesterday a stoic John Brumby admitted defeat, after it became obvious that the contentious seat of Bentleigh would be claimed by the Coalition. What a week for Brumby, with polls a week out from the election expecting his return with a small majority, and then a late voter surge to the Coalition. As Paul Austin writes in The Age "Victoria's political complexion has changed in the blink of an eye."