What they said on day 26 of the campaign

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WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 26 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

THE BEST LINE

"If Anthony Albanese thinks the campaign is hard, I've got news for him. Government's a lot harder."

- Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

SCOTT MORRISON

"I would provide that certainty and stability of leadership, which I have delivered from last election through to this election and I'm putting myself forward to be able to continue to provide that strong leadership."

- On whether he would resign from the Liberal Party leadership in the event of a hung parliament after May 21.

"For young people today, because of the strong economic management we've provided, they can look forward to their future with confidence."

- On young people potentially voting against the Liberal Party due to its position on climate change.

ANTHONY ALBANESE

"There is a real case for going to organisations like this, who are deserving - it is not about a colour-coded map in a minister's office."

- On Labor's commitment to review the government's spending by the end of the year if elected.

"The Liberal Party are divided. ... They're led by a man who a whole lot of his own frontbench don't want anywhere near their seat and don't want to appear with in public."

- On former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's apparent support of independents.

"You are heroes and you will make great Australians. You haven't been in the country for a year, and you're here helping people."

- To refugees from Afghanistan volunteering at a community food bank in his electorate of Grayndler.

THE SUPPORT CAST

"Anthony Albanese is starting to look like somebody you wouldn't trust with the family shopping list, let alone a $2.1 trillion economy that needs careful management."

- Finance Minister Simon Birmingham on the opposition leader.

"For all that Scott Morrison has said about the economy there are four words that he has not said: "cost of living crisis".

- Deputy Labor Leader Richard Marles on the prime minister failing to acknowledge economic difficulties.

"Political instability invariably comes from internal ructions within the major governing parties, not from independents on the cross benches."

- Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on the coalition's claims independents would cause chaos in parliament.

"Mr Turnbull's approach is that if he doesn't get every present under the tree he's going to create a form of chaos that makes this nation where we stand weaker."

- Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on Malcolm Turnbull's support for independents.

REAL PEOPLE

"Shut up" and "Move onto something more important".

- A woman to a journalist asking a question of Mr Albanese.

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