What would be the best possible election results for conservatism in Australia?
The Liberal-Democratic Party to take the balance of power position in the Senate
Election of a Liberal/National Coalition government under current Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott.
Despite it’s name, the Liberal Party is Australia’s main conservative party - the National Party has broadly similar policies but while the Liberal Party tends to represent city and suburban areas, the National Party focus on the rural areas (they do not normally run candidates against each other). They nearly always operate in coalition in government with the Liberals providing the Prime Minister, the Nationals the Deputy Prime Minister, and Cabinet divided in line with their respective representation in the house.
Tony Abbott who was the Health Minister under Prime Minister John Howard is a genuine conservative, as well as being a genuine Christian (he was, for a time, studying for the Catholic Priesthood). Whether he can win government is difficult to say - a lot of anti-conservative and anti-Christian groups are running a scare campaign about him.