Tim Colebatch The Coalition has won the seat of Brisbane, leaving the two sides deadlocked at 72 seats each, with six crossbenchers holding the balance of power.
A Queensland that turned against the ALP hit the party's hopes, writes Phillip Coorey.
Seat changes, according to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at 2300 (AEST):
Phillip Coorey LABOR has been swept away by strong swings in NSW and Queensland, leaving Australia facing a hung Parliament with both houses to be controlled by independents and a surging Greens party.
Dan Oakes and Tim Lester The dumping of Kevin Rudd has rebounded on Labor, with the former prime minister's state of Queensland all but wrecking the party's re-election bid.
Tim Colebatch Victoria and Tasmania voted yesterday to re-elect the Labor government. But Queensland and New South Wales voted decisively to throw it out, with WA set to follow.
Tony Moore Swing of nearly 10 per cent against the government in the Sunshine State sees LNP pick up a swag of seats.
PHILLIP COOREY CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT One advantage of a winter election is that there is no daylight saving, meaning the vast majority of results should start coming through at once.
Mark Davis and Jacqueline Maley The leaders buck and bristle but will they both end up at the Broncos Leagues Club tonight?
Kelsey Munro A number of Sydney mayors, armed with a petition of 20,000 signatures, go to Macquarie Street with their begging bowl out.
Mark Davis and Jacqueline Maley Will they or won't they? Leaders tease us with prospect of debate.
Katharine Murphy If Wayne Swan is panicking about losing next weekend, he's doing a superb job of concealing it.
Michael Gordon Ewen Jones is a generously proportioned political novice, taking on a seasoned pro in Herbert, one of the north Queensland seats the Coalition must win.
Frank Robson Messing about in boats is all the go in Australia's most marginal electorate. If they're not riding water taxis or ferries to and from their island homes, residents of Bowman, on Brisbane's bayside,...
Jessica Irvine Oh to live in a marginal seat! To you must go the spoils of new sporting facilities, canteens, hospital equipment and security cameras.
Jacob Saulwick NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEVIN RUDD might not be on the nightly news, but he is still playing a key role in Labor's re-election campaign.
Mark Davis and Jacqueline Maley The problem with being real is that you have to - albeit occassionally - confront real people.
Lenore Taylor Instead of following Julia Gillard to understand Labor's election campaign, we should follow the money - the $1.
Jacqueline Maley and Mark Davis What a difference a few days make. Who now has their hands on the keys to The Lodge?
Tim Colebatch The Coalition is on track to reap big swings in the crucial states of NSW and Queensland, which would return it to power even if Labor won most votes, polls reveal.