What they said on day 30 of the campaign

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WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 30 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

THE BEST LINE

"We have an obligation, I believe, to look at innovative thinking about helping particularly young people get their keys to their very first home."

- NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, asked about Labor's housing plan.

SCOTT MORRISON

"That's not a phrase that I would use."

- On comments made by Liberal candidate Katherine Deves describing transgender teenagers as "surgically mutilated".

"I've seen it come and destroy people's reputations and careers before it has even made a finding. I don't think that's good process."

- On NSW's ICAC, which he has previously described as a kangaroo court.

"Just running off at the mouth on important issues like our national economy and national security."

- On Anthony Albanese supporting a rise in the minimum wage of 5.1 per cent to keep up with inflation.

ANTHONY ALBANESE

"I prioritise funding not based upon an electorate map, based upon need ... compared with a (Liberal-National) coalition that just get out the colour-coded map."

- On Labor prioritising infrastructure projects.

"It would be acceptable for that body to operate according to how it sees it should operate and not take directives from politicians about how it operates."

- On establishing an independent federal anti-corruption commission.

"I'll make this bold prediction: I'm the only political leader who'll be seen in Kooyong during this federal election campaign."

- To Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews while touring a level crossing removal project site in Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's seat.

THE SUPPORT CAST

"Every federal dollar that Victorians get from the miserable Morrison government (we are made to feel like) ... we ought to bow our head and treat it like it's foreign aid."

- Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on rail funding.

REAL PEOPLE

"How are you going to help women in non-traditional trades? There's still a pay gap."

- A woman at the Western Sydney Jobs Fair asking a question of Mr Morrison.

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