Day 8 of the federal election campaign

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FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 8

WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: WA (Fremantle, Cowan)

* Labor leader Anthony Albanese: Brisbane (Brisbane, Ryan)

WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

The coalition will make housing more affordable and provide ongoing jobs in industries such as defence.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Labor is best placed to protect Medicare, and the prime minister is always late to provide the support people need such as for the recent floods in Queensland and vaccines against COVID-19.

WHAT MADE NEWS:

* Mr Morrison is ahead as the choice for preferred prime minister 38-30 in the latest Resolve Strategic poll for The Sydney Morning Herald-The Age.

* Labor's primary vote of 34 per cent has slipped to be one point behind the coalition.

THEY SAID:

"If you want that certainty about employment, the management of the nation's finances, the security of Australia, the security of our borders ... vote for your Liberal and National candidate that's the way to achieve it," Scott Morrison.

"If we're going to defend Medicare, if we're going to defend secure work, if we're going to take action on climate change, if we're going to look after people in disasters, we need a Labor government," Labor leader Anthony Albanese.

TWEETED:

Scott Morrison: "Jen and my prayers are with all the officers and their families for their full recoveries."

Anthony Albanese: "Australians deserve a government that's there for them in times of crisis - and when it's time for rebuilding and recovery. A Labor Government will be."

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