Everyone seems to have missed the big story from this election. The Upper House will not be under the control of the ALP/Greens. Looks like the Country Alliance and the DLP could hold the balance of power. Some interesting election policies on rail from those parties:
http://www.dlp.org.au/blog/ "....the rail infrastructure between Melbourne and Horsham upgraded to a dual carriageway..." (my comments - so dual gauge or perhaps SG & BG in parallel????)
ON the Country Alliance policies, the last two, better regional rail services and better NBN and mobile phone coverage are also Cathy McGowan's (Independent for Indi) and Cathy got them directly from many meetings with the average joe and Josphine all around the NE Victoria area. Its in effect what the people want rather than what some rabbit in a major politcal party think what people want.
This why Cathy got elected she presented the people with what they actually wanted. Having any political party even the Country Alliance that actually wishs to give people what they want can not be all bad. Mind people of Melbourne metro area probably will not like it, as a lot of them appear to think Victoria is only the metro area.
BTW, I though Andrew's victory speech quite good, anybody giving a real polished performance under similiar circumstances should be treated with much suspiciion.