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KEY ISSUES FROM THE THIRD DEBATE:
* Both leaders committed to not introduce a carbon or mining tax if elected.
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the path to clean energy was not about mandates but about transitioning over a period of time to ensure reliability in the energy network.
* Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said Labor was using the same system the Abbott government created with the safeguard mechanism and had a plan to fix the transmission system by stabilising the energy grid.
* Mr Morrison said employees should get the minimum wage and he would welcome a pay rise for all workers, but said he did not think small businesses could afford a wage increase.
* Mr Albanese said if the Fair Work Commission made a decision to grant a five per cent increase to the minimum wage he would "absolutely" welcome it.
* Mr Morrison repeated his characterisation of Mr Albanese as a "loose unit", saying he made things up as he went along.
* Mr Albanese said he would lead the most experienced incoming Labor government in Australia's history, referencing his time as deputy prime minister and in other key government portfolios. He said the prime minister had a history of blaming people when there were challenges.
* Both leaders were asked to name one strength they admired in the other but that also worried them.
* Mr Morrison said he admired his opponent's determination to rise from humble beginnings to a leadership position in Australia, but he did not believe Mr Albanese had shown the ability to do the top job.
* Mr Albanese said he admired the prime minister's commitment to the nation and his increased funding for mental health during his time in government.
* The two leaders laid out their plans for boosting productivity in the economy. Mr Albanese said Labor's childcare and renewable policy would boost participation in the workforce, while Mr Morrison said investing in the skills of Australians was the key.
COST OF LIVING
* A fuel excise cut, one-off payments for seniors and increased tax relief are part of Mr Morrison's plan to help with cost of living while Mr Albanese has longer term goals to assist with childcare payments and invest in renewable energy to lower power prices.
* Mr Morrison called his opponent a "complete weather vane" on border protection but Mr Albanese said Labor supported boat turnbacks, offshore processing, and settlement in third countries.
* Mr Morrison said he would bring forward a debate on a bill to establish a federal anti-corruption commission, if he could ensure it would be passed.
* Mr Albanese has promised to introduce legislation for an anti-corruption commission by the end of the year.
* Mr Albanese said no one in the Labor party had registered a formal complaint about the treatment of the late senator Kimberly Kitching. He said if there had been a complaint, Labor policy would be to hold an investigation.
* Mr Morrison confirmed Alan Tudge would return to cabinet as education minister if the Liberal-National coalition was re-elected.
* He said he understood the taxpayer-funded $500,000 payment to Mr Tudge's former staffer Rachelle Miller was yet to be settled and it was a private matter.
* The prime minister said he did not agree with a Liberal MP who reportedly said childcare was "outsourcing parenting".
* Mr Morrison said his government wouldn't promise something they couldn't deliver and he said a 90 per cent childcare subsidy for working parents was something all Australians would have to pay for.
* Mr Albanese said the prime minister was wrong to view childcare as a cost rather than an investment in women, families and the economy.