Australians flocked to the polls on Saturday for action on climate change.
Between 16 and 17 million people are expected to vote across the vast island-continent.
The bitterly fought election was decided by climate policy.
Casting his ballot in Melbourne, would-be prime minister Bill Shorten said, today is the people’s day, be it buying a democracy sausage, the kids having a bit of a sugar cake.
Poll shows his lead is increasing.
After casting his vote in the Sydney suburbs, Morrison, Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged the challenge he faced.
Anger over his government’s inaction on climate change may prove the real difference between the two parties and factor for his losing in the election.
Record floods, wildfires and droughts have brought the climate change issue to the front of the campaign.
Bill Shorten has pledged quick legislation on climate change, to increase renewable energy and to make the air cleaner.
If Shorten is elected, he would become the sixth prime minister sworn into office in a decade.