Day 29 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 29

WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Will start the day in Sydney

* Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese: Also starts the day in Sydney

WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* $10 million in funding under its public interest news gathering program to support regional newspapers, which are facing rising print production costs.

WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

* $146.5 million investment over four years to double the number of high achievers studying teaching over the next decade, from 1800 to 3600 a year, by paying students who get an ATAR of 80 or above up to $12,000 a year to study for an education degree.

WHAT IS MAKING NEWS

* Viewers were evenly split on which leader won the debate, Nine News said of more than 30,000 verdicts counted shortly after the debate.

* Pre-polling begins on Monday

THEY SAID WHAT?

"It was a race, and we shouldn't have described it in those terms."

- Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his regret at saying the importance of being vaccinated against COVID was "not a race".

"The cost of living measures ... are all temporary, they have all the sincerity of a fake tan. They disappear once people have cast their vote and people are then back on their own again."

- Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese on the coalition's one-off payments to assist with the cost of living.

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