Australians vote to determine conservative government future

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s centre-left Labour Party is favourite to win its first election since 2007.

Jim Finn holds his eight-month-old daughter Allegra as he casts his vote at a polling booth in Sydney, Australia (Mark Baker/AP)

By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Vote counting has started in Australia’s election, which will decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government can defy the odds and rule for a fourth three-year term.