Day 31 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 31

WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: NSW (Shortland, Robertson)

* Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese: Sydney (North Sydney)

WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* $50 million election commitment for the NSW Hunter and Sydney regions to develop new technology for the energy sector.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* Labor's plan to reduce the cost of living and increase productivity and workforce participation through cheaper child care.

WHAT MADE NEWS

* Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce addressed the National Press Club where he announced a boost to Australia's sovereign maritime capabilities.

* Labor and the coalition traded barbs over wage rises, with the opposition saying pay needs to keep up with inflation while Liberal ministers touted such a spike would put pressure on interest rates and inflation.

WHAT THEY SAID:

"We all want to see wages go up ... (but) Anthony Albanese is a loose unit on the economy."

- Mr Morrison on Labor's plan for a lift in the minimum wage.

"This prime minister is loose with the truth."

- Mr Albanese in response.

TWEETED:

"My opponent either has me confused for a different Asian-Australian, or she is deliberately misleading people. Either way, she should apologise."

- Labor's candidate for Reid Sally Sitou on Liberal MP Fiona Martin saying Ms Sitou had previously contested preselection in Fowler.

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