Election 2016: Coalition to form government as more crossbenchers pledge support

Louise Yaxley and Dan Conifer for the ABC:

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has edged closer to forming Government after two more crossbenchers pledged their support on confidence and supply.


Key points:

Three crossbenchers have now pledged support for the Coalition
ABC's election computer has Coalition at 73 seats, Labor 66 and five seats in doubt Shorten concedes
Coalition likely to "scrape" over the line
ictorian independent Cathy McGowan and Tasmanian Andrew Wilkie made the commitments, giving the Coalition 76 votes it needs to govern in minority.