Some of the country’s biggest names have reacted to Labor’s election victory as Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st Prime Minister.
Comedian Magda Szubanski savagely gunned down outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a number of Tweets on Sunday, while actor and filmmaker Brendan Cowell roasted Mr Morrison over his love for the NRL’s Cronulla Sharks.
Mr Albanese will be sworn in as Prime Minister after winning at least nine Liberal Party seats.
‘I didn’t feel as relieved’: Stars like Magda Szubanski and Brendan Cowell reacted to Labor’s election victory as Anthony Albanese becomes the new Prime Minister. Magda is pictured in 2019
Magda, 61, told her followers that she hadn’t felt so “happy since marriage equality”.
“Australia last night showed that (despite the best efforts of some) we are not a nation of Trump wannabes, we love good governance, the rule of law and idealistic/compassionate pragmatism,” he said. she tweeted.
“I haven’t felt this relieved/happy since marriage equality.”
Loss: Mr Morrison is pictured after the election defeat at a Liberal Party reception in Sydney on Saturday
Overjoyed: Magda, 61, told her followers in a Tweet on Sunday that she hadn’t felt ‘happy since marriage equality’
Team Labor: The Kath & Kim star also followed up with a Tweet, which included the hashtag “ScomoNoMo.”
The Kath & Kim star also followed up with a Tweet, which included the hashtag “ScomoNoMo.”
“How ironic that the man who blamed everyone but himself now has no one to blame BUT himself,” she posted online.
Meanwhile Brendan, 45, born in Cronulla in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, took to his Instagram Stories on Saturday and roasted Mr Morrison.
Making his thoughts known: Meanwhile Brendan (pictured), 45, born in Cronulla in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, took to his Instagram Stories on Saturday and roasted Mr Morrison
Ouch: The Love My Way star said he was ‘once again the number one supporter of the Sharks’, referring to Mr Morrison’s love for the NRL side
The Love My Way star said he was ‘once again the number one supporter of the Sharks’, referring to Mr Morrison’s love for the NRL side.
Mr Morrison has often shown his support for the team after becoming a member of Cook in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
“Once again – I’m the number one Cronulla Sharks ticket holder – Australia has spoken,” Brendan captioned a video of himself sitting in the crowd during an NRL game.
Statement: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured in London in November) praised Mr Alabanese in an official statement. ‘Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving, like-minded democracies, we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place,” he said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Mr Albanese in an official statement.
‘Our countries have a long history and a bright future together. As thriving, like-minded democracies, we work every day to make the world a better, safer, greener and more prosperous place,” he said.
“As we reap the benefits of our comprehensive free trade agreement, the AUKUS partnership and the unrivaled closeness between the British and Australian peoples, we do so knowing that the only distance between us is geography.”
Politics: Nigella Lawson (pictured) is currently in Australia filming the next season of My Kitchen Rules. And the British leader got into the election night spirit, sharing his celebratory thoughts after Anthony Albanese was proclaimed the new prime minister.
Nigella Lawson, who is currently in Australia filming the next season of My Kitchen Rules, got into the election night spirit, sharing her celebratory thoughts.
‘What a night to be in Australia!’ the 62-year-old British leader wrote on Twitter on Saturday, shortly after the election results were announced.
Although Nigella did not specify a party preference, she is known to support the Labor Party in her native UK.
Abbie Chatfield was out for a drink with friends when the election results were revealed, and she didn’t hold back her feelings about the former prime minister.
Watching a video of Morrison’s concession speech, Abbie, 26, stuck her middle finger to the screen while taunting the politician with her friends.
Get into the spirit: “What a night to be in Australia!” the 62-year-old wrote on Twitter on Saturday, shortly after the election results were announced
Reason to smile! Abbie Chatfield (pictured) celebrated Labor winning the Australian election
Sharing a photo of the outrageous moment on Instagram, the reality star wrote: “Bye babe!!!”
“I hope you know everyone at this club was happy when I told them you lost,” she added.
Abbie also reposted a video shared by a friend captioned: “Bye Scumo” – a derogatory version of Morrison’s nickname, Scomo.
The Labor leader addressed cheering supporters in Sydney shortly before midnight after receiving a concession call from Scott Morrison.
Finger: Watching a video of Morrison’s concession speech, the reality star, 26, stuck her middle finger to the screen while taunting the politician with her friends
He said: “I say to my fellow Australians, thank you for this amazing honour.
“Tonight the people of Australia voted for change. I am honored by this victory and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia.
“My Labor team will work every day to bring Australians together, and I will lead a government worthy of the Australian people.”
Speaking alongside his wife Jenny and two daughters to the Liberal stalwarts in Sydney, Mr Morrison said: “Tonight I spoke to the Leader of the Opposition and new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.
Australia’s new Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese (pictured with Penny Wong, girlfriend Jodie and son Nathan) said ‘Australians voted for change’ after securing historic election victory
And I congratulated him on his election victory tonight.
“I have always believed in Australians and their judgment and I have always been prepared to accept their verdicts.
“And tonight they delivered their verdict and I congratulate Anthony Albanese and Labor and wish him and his government all the best.”
Mr Morrison has said he will step down as Liberal leader when the party next meets, with Defense Minister Peter Dutton the favorite to take over.
Outgoing: Mr Morrison gave a concession speech to devastated Liberal supporters after calling Anthony Albanese to congratulate him on Labor’s first victory since 2013. Pictured with his daughters Lily and Abbey