Tony Abbott vows 'a government of no surprises and no excuses'
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's Tony Abbott on Saturday promised to provide a "trustworthy, competent" government after winning a resounding victory in national polls, which ended six years of Labor government.
"I can inform you that the government of Australia has changed," Mr Abbott told cheering supporters at a Sydney hotel.
"For just the seventh time in 60 years the government of Australia has changed.
"And from today, I declare that Australia is under new management and that Australia is once more open for business."