FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 27
WHERE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Perth (Hasluck), (Pearce) and (Cowan)
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* Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese: Tasmania (bass)
WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
* A $20 million tourist package for vineyards, distilleries and breweries.
WHAT THE WORK WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
* This is a $26 million commitment to local manufacturing jobs in Tasmania as Labor focuses on supply chain resilience.
WHAT MADE THE NEWS
* Foreign Minister Marise Payne met her Solomon Islands counterpart Jeremiah Manele in Brisbane on Friday.
* Up to 10,000 artists could sign up for the Greens’ proposed pilot scheme in which they would be paid $772.60 a week for a year.
* Businessman Andrew Charlton has defended his candidacy for a western Sydney electorate, having only recently left the affluent eastern suburbs.
WHAT THEY SAID:
“If you think of a time to change Australia for the better, this is an opportunity for us to not only imagine a better future, but to seize the opportunities that lie there.”
– Anthony Albanese talks about staying ambitious.
“I know what I like, and Aussies do too.”
– Scott Morrison drinking red wine at a Perth winery during a campaign in Western Australia.
“Never a good time for anyone, so we’ll be in iso for a week and then free for the last week of the campaign. A good reminder to take care of ourselves and each other.”
– Bill Shorten tests positive for COVID-19.