Morrison thanks Australians for surprise election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, embraces his daughters Lily, right, and Abbey, after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal ele

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, embraces his daughters Lily, right, and Abbey, after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal ele

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, arrives on stage to speak to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, left, and daughters L

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, arrives on stage to speak to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, left, and daughters L

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures as he speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydne

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures as he speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydne

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures as he speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydne

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures as he speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydne

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second right, arrives on stage to speak to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, and daughters Lily,

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second right, arrives on stage to speak to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, and daughters Lily,

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, right, kisses his wife, Jenny, after his opponent conceded defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Austral

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, right, kisses his wife, Jenny, after his opponent conceded defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Austral

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second right, speaks to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, second left, and daughters Lily, right,

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second right, speaks to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, second left, and daughters Lily, right,

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, arrives on stage to speak to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, left, and daughters L

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, arrives on stage to speak to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, left, and daughters L

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked "all Australians" for returning his conservative coalition to power in a shock general election result, and has vowed to get straight back to work.

While the opposition center-left Labor Party had been tipped to win — both in opinion polls and with odds-makers — the coalition has romped to victory, most likely with an increased representation.

Speaking after a congratulatory phone call from President Donald Trump on Sunday morning, 51-year-old Morrison says he's thankful to live in "the greatest country in the world," and thankful to Australians for reelecting him.

He says he'll start forming his new government on Monday.

Labor meanwhile will start looking for a new leader after Bill Shorten resigned following six years as head of the party.