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9 September 2013 Last updated at 06:37 ET

Australia's Abbott starts transitionAustralian Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott, pictured in Sydney on 8 September 2013

Australia's PM-elect Tony Abbott arrives in Canberra to begin the transition to his coalition government, after Saturday's decisive election win.

Tony Abbott's wife and daughter celebrate his election win on 7 September 2013 'Tony Time' euphoria for Abbott backers

The BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney reports on the euphoric reaction of Tony Abbott's supporters to his election triumph.

Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win

Tony Abbott will be Australia's next prime minister after his Liberal-National coalition defeats Kevin Rudd's Labor for the first time in six years.

jon donnison Article written by Jon Donnison Jon Donnison Sydney correspondent

Smoke clears on cigarette packaging debate

The BBC's John Donnison in Sydney looks at the impact of Australia's 2012 decision to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes.

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