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Some good news and lots of bad

Iron Chef Chinese has won the Bamboo Shoots Battle. Shane Warne is one off Murali's world record and stands a great chance of gaining it in his own right tomorrow. And we have a new niece, born in Adelaide this afternoon.

Now back to that bloody election.

The Greens challenge is over in the lower house. It just remains to be seen how they do in the Senate.

They have lost the Wollongong seat of Cunningham, coming third with 20% of the primary vote. They've come third in Grayndler, also with 20% of the primary vote. Jenny Leong had high hopes of beating the talented Tanya Plibersek in Sydney, but has also finished third at 22%. They also had hopes of knocking off Lindsay Tanner in Melbourne, but he succeeded in picking up most of the former Democrat vote. The Greens came third here as well, with 19%.

Jennie George gained votes in Throsby. Goodness knows why. On the subject of dinosaur ex-ACTU presidents, Simon Crean has been returned in Hotham. There's only one Bob Hawke.

The three independents have all been returned: Peter Andren in Calare, Tony Windsor in New England, and Bob Katter in Kennedy.

Malcolm Turnbull has gained Wentworth after a very acrimonious campaign. Incumbent Peter King has come third with 17%.

Mark Latham has gained ground in Werriwa, scoring 34% of the primary. The Greens' decision to field an 18 year-old in this seat has backfired big time. Ben Raue has registered about 3%.

Kim Beazley has lost ground in Brand, but he will probably hang in there. Ross Cameron is rooted in Parramatta. Larry Anthony looks to be in serious trouble in Richmond, and would be the only cabinet member to lose his seat if that happens.

Latest call by the ABC is a Coalition majority of 24. It's all a very disappointing result, and Mark Latham is about to concede defeat at 9.42pm.