Day 19 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 19

WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Starting the day in Hobart (Clark)

* Labor leader Anthony Albanese: Coming out of isolation after testing positive to COVID-19. He is expected to head to Perth ahead of the official campaign launch on Sunday.

WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* Jobs in Tasmania, and economic management. A $50 million election pledge was committed to the Nyrstar Smelter in Hobart to help replace and upgrade the plant.

WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* Rising cost of childcare for families. In the year to March, the average cost of childcare rose 4.2 per cent nationwide.

WHAT IS MAKING NEWS

*Annual inflation surging to 5.1 per cent as of the March quarter, the highest level in more than two decades and up sharply from 3.5 per cent three months earlier. The RBA is expected to raise interest rates as soon as Tuesday.

* One Nation choosing to preference Labor over the Liberals in key seats. Senator Pauline Hanson accused the government of doing a "dirty deal with the devil" by telling voters to preference the Jacquie Lambie Network in the Tasmanian Senate race ahead of One Nation.

THEY SAID WHAT?

"He's had a pretty quiet week, I remember when I was in iso I had a very busy week."

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, comparing his COVID-19 experience to Mr Albanese's.

"A Labor government will ease cost of living pressures - cheaper child care for families, cheaper power bills, and getting pay rising again."

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese on Twitter.

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