Quite a spanking in WA. ALP will be very happy that so much of the libs primary vote broke to them rather than to One Nation or independents - dunno what WA is like normally but the ALP would kill for a 42% primary vote on a federal level. Maybe the backlash agains major parties has been oversold, or perhaps Trump has made everyone think twice about electing bozos just cos they claim to not be politicians?
Huge crash and burn for One Nation. Not even a single seat in the upper or lower house, primary vote of 4.5%. Dunno what this means for them federally - they have senators and a share of the balance of power so we're stuck with them for another 5 years, otherwise this could almost be a death knell. Hanson's base is in Qld and she wouldn't have done herself any favours there by promising to send some of Qlds GST take to WA, but I reckon she's got enough personal following to stick around, bit like Fred Nile always seems to. Her big problem is that after this the Libs'll be too scared to preference her for fear of copping a backlash from everyone who hates her, and there's a lot of them.
The Nats will be reasonably pleased with themselves - still sitting comfy, and the rural bias of the electoral system still going strong. 5.5% of the vote and they'll get 5 seats, the greens got 8.5% and won't win any. Held off One Nation quite comfortably.
Big risk for Labor will be overstepping. The'll have a massive lower house majority, if they have an upper house majority then the temptation will be to go ham and alienate people. Not sure they'll get an upper house majority with 42% of the vote though? They may be able to work with the greens.
No good news for the Libs at all. Copped a 16% swing against. They flirted with One Nation and pissed off not only the Nats but moderates all over the country - even Turnbull and Sinodinos defended the preference deal (and One Nation itself) federally, and now they not only look like losers but unprincipled racist-enabling losers. If One Nation keeps polling strongly in Qld they'll have a horrible choice - oppose them strongly and lose a chunk of their conservative base as well as alienating votes they desperately need in the federal senate, or come to an an arrangement and ■■■■ off the Nats, their own moderates, and swinging voters.