Fight over endorsements, candidate dies

MONDAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

WHERE THEY WENT

* Daniel Andrews - Milawa (in the electorate of Ovens Valley, held by LNP Tim McCurdy on a 12.1 per cent margin in 2018)

* Matthew Guy - Melbourne CBD (Melbourne, held by Greens MP Ellen Sandell on a 2.6 per cent margin in 2018)

WHAT THEY PROMISED

Labor:

* A $30 million package for brewers, winemakers, distillers which will include $2 million for Victorian grown grants, $5 million for Wine to the World program and $10 million to upgrade facilities

Coalition:

* $13 million to the food-relief sector to support them in assisting Victorians struggling and doing it tough, with everyday food relief

* $6.75 million towards the second stage of the redevelopment of Junction Oval, including the new headquarters for FightMND

Greens

* A plan to reopen family birth centres in Victoria, where women receive midwife-led care in a home-like, non-medical setting, often next to a hospital

* Restarting and expanding Victoria's publicly funded home birth program which currently only operates out of Sunshine and Casey hospitals, and were paused during the pandemic

OTHER TOPICS

* National Party candidate for Narracan Shaun David Gilchrist, 47, due in court over rape charges, died five days out from the state election.

* Deputy Liberal Leader David Southwick has slammed Mr Andrews and Labor for their use of the term Nazi to describe some candidates running for parliament. Both Premier Daniel Andrews and Deputy Premier Jacinta Allan accused the coalition of preferencing Nazis and extremists on their group party ticket.

WHAT THEY SAID

* "It's a contest where you gather up the very worst elements of their political culture and try and bring it here," Premier Daniel Andrews on the "Americanisation" of Victorian politics

* "Here in Victoria, with Labor having been in government for 19 of the past 23 years, it's like doing it in a blizzard - going backwards." - Liberal Leader Matthew Guy on trying to win government from opposition.