What they said on day 23 of the campaign

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WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 23 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

THE BEST LINE

"We don't take the political situation into account. We do what we think is right for the country."

- Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe following the decision to lift the cash rate by 25 basis points.

SCOTT MORRISON

"The thing about our federation is we've all got to take responsibility for the things we do."

- On state governments needing to lift their investment in public hospitals.

"I sympathise with Australians as they face higher cost of living pressures. I sympathise with Australians when they face higher repayments on their homes.That's why we've provided the relief in the budget that is the function of our strong economic plan."

- After the RBA lifted the cash rate.

ANTHONY ALBANESE

"When people have a secure roof over their head, they have that sense of belonging, that sense of ownership, that sense of security and Labor is determined to do all that we can to give people a more secure future."

- On Labor's Help to Buy scheme providing an equity contribution of as much as 40 per cent of the purchase price of a new home, and up to 30 per cent for an existing dwelling.

"This is a guy who gets up in the morning and what he has for breakfast is political."

- On the prime minister.

THE SUPPORT CAST

"I reckon in the cabinet room there's sour cream and sweet chilli sauce there's so many wedges there."

- Labor campaign spokesman Jason Clare on the coalition's 'wedge' strategy.

"She's got more front than Myer, the premier of Queensland."

- Queensland Nationals senator Matt Canavan on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who told a Brisbane Labour Day rally Australia needs a prime minister who unites the country.

"I'm reasonably confident that over coming months we will see stronger wage growth in most of the data ... if we don't, we will have to work out why."

- Governor Lowe on the path for wages.

REAL PEOPLE

"This is the best country in the world. And the Liberal is the only government continuously sustaining the success of the country."

- Melbourne multicultural community leader Selvarajah Muraledaran speaking during the prime minister's visit to the Victorian seat of Chisholm.

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