The Federal Government must "take its medicine" and learn from the West Australian Liberal Party's landslide defeat at the polls on the weekend, Treasurer Scott Morrison says.Key points:
Labor swept into office to end eight and a half years in opposition, leaving the Liberals now trying to determine where it all went wrong.
Mr Morrison said the result was disappointing but could not be blamed on the WA Liberal Party's decision to preference One Nation over traditional allies the Nationals in some regional Upper House seats.
"Honestly, if people think that is the reason the WA State Government lost the election on the weekend, I think they are kidding themselves," he told Sydney radio station 2GB.
"We lost it because we have been in there for some time and there are other issues locally that took their toll, and you've just got to take your medicine and move forward."