Day 15 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 15

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WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Attending the ANZAC dawn service in Darwin.

* Labor leader Anthony Albanese: From COVID isolation at his home in Sydney with Labor frontbenchers in Darwin.

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WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* A $300 million package to fund a new hydrogen hub in Darwin and multiple carbon capture storage sites.

* A crime-tackling investment of $14 million in Alice Springs to improve CCTV, fund local diversionary activities, support more community patrols and a new Head to Health centre to improve access to mental health services.

WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* A $500 million commitment to fix the veterans affairs crisis in response to issues raised during the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. The funding, announced on Sunday, aims to cut waiting times, build new support hubs, increase veteran home ownership and boost pension and employment programs.

* A commitment to match the coalition's pledged $14 million for Alice Springs, guaranteeing that no matter who wins the election the crime prevention package will be delivered.

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WHAT IS MAKING NEWS

* Australians attending Anzac Day commemorations are urged to take COVID-19 precautions such as mask-wearing and testing, despite restrictions easing in most states and territories.

* The prime minister says Labor is engaging in "sewer tactics" with their advertisements in the ultra-marginal seat of Chisholm, currently held by Victorian Liberal MP Gladys Liu.

* Labor promises to engage better with Pacific leaders if elected by boosting action on climate change and increasing foreign aid. It also continues to criticise the prime minister's response to the Solomon Islands security deal with China.

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THEY SAID WHAT?

"The men and women who've served our nation through the generations have never asked for much in return. In the end it comes down to one thing: that we never forget what they have done for us. That sacred duty of remembrance currently rests with our generation and it is a commitment that we will in turn pass onto the next."

- Veterans Affairs Minister Andrew Gee on the importance of pausing to commemorate Anzac Day.

"She is a proud Australian citizen and this racist attack ad by the Labor Party has no place in our community."

- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Labor's attack ad on Liberal MP Gladys Liu as the opposition vies to reclaim her ultra marginal Victorian seat.

"You can't believe a word that Scott Morrison says about the economy, especially when it comes to tax."

- Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers on the prime minister's commitment for no new income, superannuation, business or housing taxes if the Liberal-National coalition is re-elected in May.

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