Day 18 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 18

WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Starting the day in Cairns (Leichhardt)

* Labor leader Anthony Albanese: Final day of isolating with COVID at home in Sydney. Labor frontbenchers to campaign in Sydney.

WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* The coalition is best placed to ensure the economy is properly managed during a period of global upheaval.

WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* Labor has an economic plan and won't waste taxpayers' money like the coalition.

WHAT IS MAKING NEWS

* A shock inflation jump to 5.1 per cent has three of the four big banks predicting an interest rate rise as soon as next week.

* The Greens will launch their full climate policy, with a plan to create 805,000 jobs while improving the budget by more than $50 billion over the decade.

THEY SAID WHAT?

"Today's inflation figures have confirmed what Australians already knew about the past decade of Liberal government: the cost of everything is going up, but your wages aren't."

- Labor leader Anthony Albanese.

"Pull your head in, Matt."

- Nationals MP for Capricornia Michelle Landry telling Senator Matt Canavan to toe the party line on the net-zero emissions by 2050 commitment.

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