FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 4
WHERE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Northern Tasmania (Bass and Braddon)
* Labor leader Anthony Albanese: NSW Regional (Hunter)
WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
* Labor leader Anthony Albanese is unsure what he supports and what he doesn’t, after the opposition leader was forced to clarify Labor’s support for the treatment of asylum seekers in the ‘foreign.
WHAT THE WORK WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
* Labor will fix the health system and establish an integrity commission.
* A safety car in the Prime Minister’s detail crashed and fell off an embankment in Tasmania. Four officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver of the other vehicle was not injured. The Prime Minister was not involved in the accident.
* The woman who accused Alan Tudge of abusing her – which he denies – released the Commonwealth from its confidentiality clause after ministers said they would not comment on the $500,000 payment to the former staff member despite no evidence of wrongdoing for confidentiality reasons.
* The unemployment rate remains at four percent.
* Mr Morrison has been pushed by reporters over why he failed to deliver on his 2019 election promise to introduce an integrity commission. Mr Morrison denied breaking his promise, saying the Government had published its detailed policy but had not presented it to Parliament because Labor would not support it.
* Mr Albanese reiterated his support for boat pushbacks and offshore treatment after opaque comments at a morning press conference that there was no need for offshore treatment if the pushbacks were successful.
* Australia imposed sanctions on 14 other Russian state-owned companies.
“The pancake mix got under your skin and people knew you had been there (Pancakes On The Rocks)”
– Mr Albanese on his former part-time job in Sydney.
“What Anthony Albanese will believe on Saturday is an open proposition because he stood up for everything he opposes and he stood up for everything he stands for.”
– Mr. Morrison responding to Mr. Albanese’s return ship comment.
“Lie about a lie. It takes time.”
– Labor Senator Murray Watt on Mr Morrison saying he hasn’t broken his promise to establish a federal anti-corruption commission.
Australian Associated Press