While the Coalition took a modest agenda into its election campaign, it has promised significant reform for a range of regional industries.
The Nationals have retained all of their seats and added another woman to their parliamentary numbers.
Barnaby Joyce says "dopey" campaigning organisation GetUp has wasted its resources campaigning against the Nationals, who are polling well.
John Kerin was the Primary Industry Minister during the Hawke era. Today he shared with us some of his reflections from that time.