Day 19 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 19

WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Tasmania (Lyons and Bass)

* Labor leader Anthony Albanese: Heading to Perth following his exit from COVID-19 isolation. Labor frontbenchers campaigned in Sydney (Reid).

WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* Their track record of managing the economy, and the need for a majority government to ensure security for Australians in response to independent candidates challenging Liberal-held seats.

* Manufacturing industry jobs in Tasmania.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* Rising cost of living pressures, and stagnant wages as inflation hits a 20-year high.

WHAT MADE NEWS:

* A new Border Force ad warning asylum seekers and people smugglers that policies on boat arrivals won't change regardless of which party wins next month's federal election.

* Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare slams the Australian government for failing to consult with the Pacific nation ahead of joining the AUKUS alliance.

* Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles tests positive for COVID-19. In a social media post, Mr Marles said he had been looking forward to travelling to Perth for Labor's campaign launch on Sunday but will now be isolating at home.

* Mr Albanese rejoins the campaign trail after a week in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test.

WHAT THEY SAID:

"Mr Albanese has talked a big game for the last three years. He's had a lot to say about me over the last three years ... we don't really know what he stands for. Everything he previously opposed he now supports, everything he supports he previously opposed."

- Mr Morrison.

"The cost of everything is going through the roof, and everything's going up except people's wages. And what we're seeing from the government is complacency, a government that always wants to take credit when things are going okay, but will never accept any responsibility whatsoever when things aren't going well."

- Mr Albanese.

TWEETED:

"The coalition government's clear and focused plan for our region and beyond is based on resilience, relationships, rules."

- Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaking about global uncertainty.

"Out of iso and back at it."

- Mr Albanese returns to the campaign after COVID-19 isolation.

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