Pacific countries are eager for assistance in securing their future, whether sourced from old friends like the US and Australia, or new enthusiasts like the Chinese.
While Scott Morrison has touted the record seven women in his cabinet, the overall representation of women in parliament has barely improved since the last election in 2016.
Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
Scott Morrison has been PM for nearly a year, but his foreign policy priorities remain unclear. With his mandate secured, he now has both the opportunity and obligation to show his true colours.
Christian leaders warned of 'persecution' with a Labor government. Now that the Coalition has won the election, conservative Christians may demand Morrison deliver on more of their agenda.
Along with a belief in miracles, other key aspects of Pentecostal doctrine – from divine providence to pietism – will likely shape the actions of our re-elected Prime Minister.
The Tasmanian seats of Bass and Braddon were always going to be key elements of a Coalition victory – and so it proved to be.
The Coalition should not use this unexpected win to allow itself to be complacent and drift. It needs to work out its agenda for the next three years and how it allows internal debate.
Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?
The outcome is completely opposite to the polls, which all had Labor ahead going into the election, albeit narrowly and with some tightening during the campaign.
This result, which is vastly different from what opinion polls were indicating, shows the probability of "herding" in polls, and also emphasises that betting odds are to be treated with great caution.
After five long weeks, the campaign is drawing to a close, with the polls still pointing to a narrow Labor win, with lots of unknowns in the detail.
Recent polling suggests the race is tightening. Then again, opinion polling suggested the recent Victorian state election would also be a close affair and it turned out to be a Labor landslide.
If someone asked the “real Scott Morrison to please stand up”, two men might rise to their feet. The uncompromising, don't-give-an-inch hard Scott, and a more conciliatory, flexible character.
Wentworth remains one of the most interesting individual contests in this campaign.
It remains to be seen whether the Liberals' campaign woes in Lyons will have any impact on the neighbouring battleground seats of Bass or Braddon, which recent polls suggest the Liberals could regain.
The Christian Democratic Party in NSW could play a key role in the election by funnelling support from voters in electorates with large East Asian populations to the Liberal Party.
No gaffes, no real surprises – the third leaders' debate was a fairly predictable affair, save for the testy conclusion
As the campaign wears on, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have appeared increasingly stage-managed and rehearsed. Where is the charisma, wit and inspiring ideas?
While Ipsos on Newspoll are telling different stories about leaders' approval ratings, both are still showing a likely victory for Labor at the federal election.