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1. Election latest: Anthony Albanese rules out leadership challenge, while Malcolm Turnbull faces backlash.
The election count resumes today and with more than a million postal votes in the mix the result may not be no for several weeks.
Regardless, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains “quietly confident” he will be able to form majority government.
If Labor are to lose the election it will throw them into an automatic leadership ballot, but frontbencher Anthony Albanese has ruled out an immediate challenge, telling ABC‘s Leigh Sales the current situation was “like a footy game that’s gone into extra-time. Now, you don’t even consider changing who the captain is during extra-time”.
Despite Turnbull’s apparent optimism, his own leadership appears uncertain with Opposition leader Bill Shorten calling on him to step down after failing to deliver the “stability” he promised.
Peta Credlin weighed in last night telling conservative commentator Andrew Bolt — who has repeatedly called for Turnbull’s resignation — he was the man who “broke the Liberal Party’s heart”.
She also labelled his campaign as “lacklustre”.
2. WA police seek public help to identify a woman whose body was found in a suitcase.
Perth police have appealed to the public assistance after the body of a woman was discovered by fisherman in a suitcase in Swan River this morning.
The woman is described as being of Asian appearance, about 158cm tall and 59kg in weight, about 35 to 45-years-old and with a red shade in her hair.
Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Taylor said the death was being regarded as suspicious.
“Our focus at this stage is identifying the woman,” he said.
“We are working with local, national and international partners in an effort to identify her.”
3. Domestic violence reports jump by 500 in Tasmania thanks to anti-violence campaigning.
The number of domestic violence being reported in Tasmania has jumped by 500 since a new unit was established, police say.