Hospital rebuild, period product promises

SATURDAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

WHERE THEY WENT

* Daniel Andrews - Docklands (Melbourne, held by the Greens on a 1.3 per cent margin in 2018)

* Matthew Guy - South Yarra (Prahran, held by the Greens on a 7.45 per cent margin in 2018)

WHAT THEY PROMISED

Labor:

* $23 million for 1500 period product dispensers in public places

Coalition:

* $2.4 billion to rebuild the Alfred Hospital, creating an extra 150 beds

Greens

* Soft Plastics Strategy including a ban on single-use soft plastics for groceries and $150 million to boost recycling capacity

OTHER TOPICS

* The Coalition confirmed it will preference Labor last in almost every seat. The exception depends on circumstances in a particular seat, for example if a candidate has far-right sympathies. Labor campaign spokesman Danny Pearson claimed Mr Guy missed an opportunity to condemn extremist views

* When asked about reports Liberal candidate for Narre Warren Timothy Dragan had expressed doubts about modern understanding of climate change, Liberal leader Matthew Guy said party members were entitled to have differing views

* The Victorian Electoral Commission rejected two independent candidates' how-to-vote cards over fears they could lead to people casting informal votes. The cards included a picture of blank boxes which if submitted would made a vote invalid, according to the authority

WHAT THEY SAID

* "It will make a very big difference to women and girls right across our state" - Premier Daniel Andrews on free period products

* "I intend to upgrade the Alfred. I intend to make it a world class, world leading hospital" - Opposition Leader Matthew Guy on Melbourne's Alfred Hospital

* "Big businesses have been allowed to get away with making ridiculous unnecessary plastic in packaging and single-use items for far too long" - Deputy Greens Leader Ellen Sandal on a soft plastics strategy

* "(Matthew Guy) needs to act on this immediately and send a very clear signal that these extremists have no role to play in this election" - Labor campaign spokesman Danny Pearson on the Coalition's preferences

* "I want an open ballot because, as an independent, I want voters to choose who their preferences go to" - Independent candidate for Brighton Felicity Frederico

* "People (can) have views on anything they like, so long as they're expressed respectfully. I think this is not a state where we have a homogenous point of view on every single topic" - Opposition Leader Matthew Guy on the Liberal candidate for Narre Warren