Day 35 of the federal election campaign
FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 35
WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Brisbane (Griffith)
* Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese: Brisbane (Brisbane)
WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
* Their plan to allow first home buyers to take 40 per cent of their superannuation up to $50,000 to buy a house, as well as an expansion of the superannuation contribution scheme for people who are downsizing their primary residence to free up housing stock.
WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
* A $1 billion commitment for Australia's advanced manufacturing industry.
WHAT MADE NEWS:
* The coalition officially launched its campaign in Brisbane, with the prime minister, deputy prime minister and treasurer addressing a crowd of hundreds.
* Anthony Albanese was also in Brisbane, addressing a Labor campaign rally.
* Anthony Albanese said he would work quickly to establish a Voice to Parliament for Australia's Indigenous people.
* The government will spend an additional $454 million to bolster the Air Force's combat ability with seven drones within the next two years.
WHAT THEY SAID:
"It's been one of the most challenging times we have ever known. But I'm here to tell you that despite what we have based, we have remained true to the promise of Australia. And Australia has prevailed."
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
"If this government is a car, it's been stalled for a long, long period of time ... it's out of fuel and the wheels are falling off."
- Anthony Albanese on Scott Morrison's leadership style.
THE SUPPORT CAST
"We believe the individual is above the state. The state is a servant of the individual. The Labor Party believe the state is above the individual and the individual is a servant of the state."
- Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
"In an election about jobs, Anthony Albanese does not know the unemployment rate. In an election about the cost of living, he doesn't know the cash rate."
- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
"John Howard said super is for retirement, and he's right. That last great generation of Liberal leaders who could count, Howard, Costello, Turnbull, Cormann, have all reached the conclusion that this policy won't work."
- Labor's housing spokesman Jason Clare on the Liberals' new policy to allow first home buyers to access their superannuation.
"Scott Morrison has just trashed any vestiges of economic credibility.
"Costello, Hockey, Turnbull .... all said super for housing was a dumb idea that would blow up the housing market.
"But Scott doesn't give a dam. It's all about the politics for this bloke."
- Labor's Stephen Jones on the coalition's proposed changes to superannuation to help people buy houses.
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