This results was not entirely unpredictable. As said previously in this thread, governments are voted out. The primary vote for Labor is down, people didn't vote them in. People are disillusioned with the two major parties, and Labor was the more tolerable option.
Both parties appear be increasingly form a base from two (or more) opposing groups, and rather than pleasing both, are underwhelming all. Both parties appear beholden to shadowy masters and factional infighting. People are looking for alternatives to represent their interests. If there was a Teal in my seat, I would have been on it like Oprah on a ham. There was nothing but the majors and a bunch of pretty ordinary options. It was an easy decision for me to vote ALP.
Scomo was an obvious factor, although I'm not convinced that he was the one major issue that most seem to be believe. I find him dishonest, morally corrupt and smug. The premiers largely managed the pandemic, while Scomo deflected responsibility and fired political barbs.
The handling of sexual misconduct incidents, relationship with Grace Tame and general misogynistic vibe that the libs give off was another factor for me. I heard that something like 12 new women members have been elected, which is a welcome change. The pork barrelling and refusal to implement a Federal Corruption body with teeth another concern. The general sense of dishonesty.
Climate is another obvious issue. You can't lie to the public for a decade, sod off to Hawaii as the country literally burns to the ground, deflect responsibility, and seriously expect people to return you for another term.
Finally for me, I've become increasingly concerned that the LNP has become beholden to the far right. The events of 2020-21 in the US, and the consolidation of News influence and rise of Sky have heightened my concern. We saw a more progressive PM hamstrung and finally knifed. We saw lunatics like Craig Kelly and George Christiansen for a long time given free reign to undermine health directive spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.
I'm not overly worried that this might be a minority government. It will be nice to have collaboration with a range of interests. My hope from this election is that the LNP may after soul searching, move back towards the centre, and that concurrently there may be the rise of a new force in the centre left, not beholden to trade unions. My worry is that the LNP stripped of many of their moderates will lurch even further to the right, that Dutton will be the opposition leader, and quite possibly our next prime minister. The thought of Volde in charge terrifies me.