What they said on day 11 of the campaign

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WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 11 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

THE BEST LINE

"These people weren't saying 'gotcha', they were saying 'help me'."

- Labor campaign spokesman Jason Clare on the public asking Scott Morrison questions at the first leaders' debate.

SCOTT MORRISON

"Labor are telling a despicable lie to pensioners seeking to frighten them. We are not extending the cashless card to pensioners."

- Commenting on Labor's attacks the coalition will expand the cashless debit card.

"I would have had no such intention of suggesting anything other than every child is a blessing. It could have been taken in different context and I'm deeply sorry about that."

- On his comment he was "blessed" to not have children with a disability.

"My preference is for girls to play girls, for women to play women, boys to play boys, men to play men."

- Mr Morrison threw his support behind the sentiment expressed by Warringah Liberal candidate Katherine Deves, who wants to restrict transgender people from playing sport.

LABOR LEADER ANTHONY ALBANESE

"When I announced it. When I announced it at the time."

- On when he changed his mind about boat turnbacks.

"We sent a junior person across there for what is a really serious matter."

- Commenting on why the government sent the Pacific minister instead of the foreign minister to the Solomon Islands ahead of a Sino-security deal being inked.

"Whether it be the NBN, whether it be cheaper child care, the establishment of the national reconstruction bond, a religious discrimination act, a national anti-corruption commission - this term."

- On when he would implement his election policies if elected.

THE SUPPORT CAST

"I haven't looked closely at what's been reported."

- Finance Minister Simon Birmingham repeated this answer four times when asked directly if he's comfortable with the anti-transgender views of Liberal candidate Katherine Deves.

"As the parent of a wonderful daughter with autism, I was really upset by that comment. I found it really offensive and quite shocking."

- Labor finance spokeswoman Katy Gallagher on Scott Morrison telling a mother who had a child with a disability he was "blessed".

"There is real egg on his face, so much egg on his face it's looking like an omelette."

- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Albanese.

REAL PEOPLE

"That looks like Albo."

- Voter in the NSW seat of Gilmore, upon seeing the opposition leader.

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