Day 13 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 13

WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: NSW Central Coast and Hunter region (Robertson, Dobell).

* Labor Deputy Leader Richard Marles and Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers : Brisbane (Forde), while Anthony Albanese was isolating.

WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* The government has a stronger economic record and brought unemployment down to four per cent.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* The Morrison government dropped the ball on national security by letting the Solomon Islands sign a security pact with China.

WHAT MADE NEWS:

* The coalition pledged $20 million for more camping and fishing facilities.

* Labor wants to put $15 million into opening more language courses at weekend schools.

* The Greens proposed grants of up to $25,000 for householders and business owners and loans of up to $100,000 to help make the switch from gas to electricity.

* Former Prime Minister John Howard reminded the party that every seat is at risk while launching the campaign of Bennelong candidate Simon Kennedy.

*Mr Howard also came under fire for referring to independents running on a pro-climate and integrity agenda as "anti-Liberal groupies", which Zali Steggall branded as sexist.

* Questions have been raised over when the federal government became aware of a draft security pact between China and the Solomon Islands after reports Australian intelligence agencies were involved in its leaking.

WHAT THEY SAID:

"These men and women all posing as independents, they're not independent. They're anti-Liberal groupies."

- John Howard criticising 'teal' independents for not running against incumbent Labor MPs.

"There's another reason why we need your support because just this week, the Liberal Party lost one of its best campaigners - Anthony Albanese - to COVID-19."

- Liberal mayor for Ryde Jordan Lane.

"There is a new Realpolitik. There is a new dawn in our neighbourhood and it is becoming less stable."

- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on China's influence in the Indo Pacific.

"We've given you the answers that we've given you."

- Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles when repeatedly pushed on whether coal mines will be made to buy carbon credits if they go over the safeguard limit.

TWEETED:

"Appalling sexist language by John Howard. It explains a lot of the culture of the Liberal party and its problem with women."

- Independent MP for Warringah Zali Steggall after the former prime minister called a slate of independent candidates running against Liberals "anti-Liberal groupies".

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