What they said on day 24 of the campaign

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WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 24 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

THE BEST LINE

"It's an extraordinary statement to make, which is why one of the outgoing ICAC commissioners has referred to that as 'buffoonery'."

- Labor leader Anthony Albanese on the prime minister labelling the NSW anti-corruption commission a "kangaroo court".

SCOTT MORRISON

"Banks have always been very quick to pass on higher interest rates to mortgage-holders - they should be just as quick to ensure those changes pass on to deposit-holders."

- On interest rates rising.

"No one has a crystal ball ... that uncertainty will continue past the 21st of May."

- On the RBA previously saying rates would not rise until 2024.

"The waters will remain choppy globally and the headwinds will still be there. And what you will need is a government that knows how to handle this."

- On re-electing the Liberal-National coalition despite rising interest and inflation rates.

ANTHONY ALBANESE

"We have a prime minister who won't be campaigning in (Victorian) seats like Kooyong and Higgins. It's a no-go zone for the prime minister. You have senior members of the government who are not putting the Liberal Party logo on material."

- On Liberal party members trying to distance their campaigns from the prime minister who is considered to be disliked by inner-city voters.

"Interest rates fell four times between 2015 and 2019, there was no change to deeming rates during that entire period. Scott Morrison had to be dragged kicking and screaming to make any changes to deeming rates and this is the same prime minister who wanted to increase the pension age to 70."

- On the coalition's announcement to freeze deeming rates for social security recipients for two years.

THE SUPPORT CAST

"Our issue with the prime minister isn't that he doesn't take responsibility for all of this, it's that he takes responsibility for none of this. That's the difference between him and Anthony Albanese."

- Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers on Mr Morrison's refusal to take responsibility for the cost-of-living crisis, instead blaming global pressures and the pandemic.

"This is our economy coming out of a shutdown, it's our economy reopening."

- Liberal campaign spokeswoman Anne Ruston on the Reserve Bank decision to raise interest rates.

"I would use different words. We all use our own words to explain our own positions. What I can tell you is that I support a Commonwealth integrity commission."

- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on the prime minister calling the NSW anti-corruption commission a "kangaroo court".

REAL PEOPLE

"Oh cool. Anthony Albanese. I only ever see you on TV."

- Student at Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne.

"Because he's there and I can. He has lovely, soft hands."

- Melbourne senior Jill on why she wanted to greet the opposition leader during his visit to Holmesglen TAFE.

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