More than a week after last weekend’s federal election and Labor is still one less seat to form a majority governmentwhere the party would be able to govern on its own.
The The Labor Party has currently won 75 federal seats.
Three seats remain uncertain after the siege of Brisbane was called up for the Greens on Saturday afternoon.
This is how things are at the moment.
The seats still uncertain
With 81.3% of the votes counted, Labor’s Josh Burns leads with 19,878 votes.
ABC’s chief election analyst Antony Green says the tellers’ figures – based on an AEC preference for the five worst-voting candidates – produce preference streams of 18% for Labour, 34% for the Greens and 48% for the Liberals.
“The application of these places the final three candidates within 1,000 votes of each other,” he said.
“If the Greens or Liberal candidates are third, Labor wins. If the Labor candidate is third, the Greens win.
“For this reason, Macnamara is left in doubt.”
This electorate includes the suburbs of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Middle Park, South Yarra, St Kilda, Balaclava, Elwood and parts of Elsternwick and Caulfield.
With 86.4% of the votes counted, the seat of the incumbent Liberal Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar is still a close call.
At present, Mr. Sukkar is ahead of Matt Gregg of the Labor Party by 655 votes.
Deakin includes all or part of the suburbs of Blackburn, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Vermont, Ringwood, Heathmont, Croydon and Bayswater North.
Gilmore, New South Wales
Gilmore Federal Headquarters has only 214 voice to separate Liberal Challenger, former NSW Transport Minister André Constanceand Labor incumbent Fiona Phillipswith 85.3% votes counted.
Gilmore is a mixed constituency, covering 6,342 square kilometers on the south coast of New South Wales.
The margin has been narrow in this race, and more mail-in votes are expected to arrive through June 3.
This siege was called on Saturday:
Candidate of the Greens Stephen Bates won the Brisbane seatdefeating Trevor Evans of the PNL.
ABC data analyst Casey Briggs said the absentee votes counted on Saturday strengthened the 29-year-old retail worker’s lead over Labor candidate Madonna Jarrett.
This electorate includes the suburbs of New Farm, Newstead, Bowen Hills, Windsor, Kelvin Grove, Newmarket, Enoggera, Wilston, Albion, Clayfield, Ascot, Hamilton, Lutwyche, Wooloowin and parts of Stafford.
When will the counting of votes end?
Along with votes cast in person, including pre-polling, there was also a mountain of mail-in votes to sort through, many of which take up to two weeks to arrive before they can be counted.
These mail-in votes could be key in determining the outcome of seats where the count is tight.
Australian Electoral Commission staff have been sorting and counting votes since polls closed on Saturday May 21.