Day 26 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 26

WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Starting the day in Perth

* Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese: Starting in Sydney

WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* An election pledge that will see 1500 more Australians trained up for jobs in the defence manufacturing and technology industry, under a $108.5 million investment.

WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* A new attack advertisement on the government's handling of the economy. The ad will focus on low wage growth, the surging cost of living, and what it claims is the government's wasteful spending.

WHAT IS MAKING NEWS

* Australians have singled out the soaring cost of living as the most important issue for the party that wins the federal election to address, according to an ANU study.

* The Reserve Bank of Australia is set to outline the possible path for interest rates, with its quarterly statement on monetary policy to be released.

THEY SAID WHAT?

"I don't believe we have a magic pen that makes wages go up or prices go down ... you need responsible economic management."

- Mr Morrison on managing inflation and wages.

"The objective isn't to move house, my objective is to change the country and I'm not getting ahead of myself in any of that."

- Mr Albanese on his bid to win the election.

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