FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 28
WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: starting the morning in Sydney before heading to Canberra for the National Press Club debate.
* Labor leader Bill Shorten: is likely to campaign in a regional electorate near Canberra before for the debate.
WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT
How Labor is bad for the economy and jobs, and its national young Australians health plan by providing preventative health programs.
WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT:
The economy and thinking big about the future, plus more on its health plans with $250 million for a “better care fund”.
WHAT IS MAKING NEWS:
* Scott Morrison will be looking to finally land a knockout punch with the third and final leaders’ debate. Bill Shorten was declared the winner in both the Perth debate and Brisbane people’s forum. The prime-time event at the National Press Club in Canberra is a more formal and traditional debate moderated by the ABC’s Sabra Lane.
* Before Wednesday night’s main event, the agriculture spokesmen will appear on the National Press Club’s undercard at lunchtime. David Littleproud and Joel Fitzgibbon will debate with the drought and water management issues are expected to be a focus.
* Old Labor foes Paul Keating and Bob Hawke have signed off an op-ed piece in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age castigating Scott Morrison for his claims about the economy, saying it was them who set up the modern Australian economy. It’s likely to feed commentary on Wednesday.
THEY SAID WHAT?
“It is a blatant denial of history for Scott Morrison to allege that the Labor Party cannot manage the economy when he knows the design and structure of the modern Australian economy was put in place exclusively by the Labor Party.” – Paul Keating and Bob Hawke.
“This election is very much about not allowing the Labor Party to basically give militant unions of this country a blank cheque and unhindered interference in the Australian economy.” – Scott Morrison.