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Australia election

How Australian women helped Labor win 'gender quake' election

Hoping for more integrity, climate action, voters backed female 'teal' candidates

"Teal" independent candidate Zoe Daniel celebrates her election win on Saturday in Melbourne.   © AAP

SYDNEY -- Frustrated women and young people seeking more integrity in politics and aggressive measures on global heating were key to Australia's Labor Party ousting the conservative coalition after nine years in power.

New Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's Labor beat Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition in Saturday's federal election. So-called "teal" -- a mix of conservative blue and environmentalist green -- independent female candidates also beat male counterparts in several coalition strongholds.

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