FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 8
WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Tasmania (Braddon, Lyons, Bass)
* Labor Leader Bill Shorten: Darwin (Solomon), Tiwi Islands (Lingiari)
WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT:
* How Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is stumbling and doesn't know his own tax or climate policies.
WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT:
* Indigenous health and its economic credentials, focusing on bigger surpluses rather than further tax cuts to show it can responsibly manage the budget.
WHAT MADE NEWS:
* Voters had until 8pm on Thursday to make sure they were on the electoral roll.
* Senator Tim Storer announced he won't recontest his South Australian seat after just a year in parliament.
* The latest unemployment figures showed the jobless rate edged up 0.1 points to five per cent.
* Clive Palmer, who is now standing for the Senate, announced former rugby league star Greg Dowling as his candidate for the Townsville seat of Herbert.
THEY SAID WHAT?
"Things are turning around for the Liberal and National parties in this election."
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses a campaign rally in Tasmania.
"He's the cutter-in-chief. He's the cutter-in-chief of schools, cutter-in-chief of hospitals, cutter-in-chief of services."
- Opposition Leader Bill Shorten talks about the prime minister.
"Happy Easter. Be patient, stay safe on our roads and enjoy your break!"
- Science Minister @karenandrewsmp with a campaign slogan we can all get behind.
Australian Associated Press