Pauline Hanson casts her Senate vote
Pauline Hanson casts her Senate vote

It's taken more than a week, but clarity has finally emerged from the confusion that prevailed after last weekend’s finely balanced federal election.

Bill Shorten felt obliged to concede yesterday after three crossbenchers effectively declared their hands for the Coalition, but the late progress of the count had made it increasingly likely that their support would not be needed in any case.