Vic election campaign pauses to remember

Victoria's political leaders have briefly suspended their state election campaigns to mark Remembrance Day, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder at a solemn ceremony.

But the pause in political hostilities was only temporary, with concerns raised over a Labor fundraiser and major recycling deal.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy attended the service at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance on Friday morning.

The pair laid floral tributes at the steps of the shrine and chatted briefly as they sat next to each other.

While the Labor and Liberal leaders don't see eye to eye and have attacked each other throughout the campaign, Mr Guy said their conversation was not combative.

"He's a human being like me, he's got a family like me and we get on do the things we have to do," he told reporters.

"I think my team is better to run the state by a country mile and Victorians can have that choice in two weeks."

After the service, Mr Guy and opposition health spokeswoman Georgie Crozier travelled to Balwyn North to promise $6 million to the McGrath Foundation to fund 14 extra breast cancer nurses across the state.

Under the plan, the extra nurses would work in Victoria's private and public hospitals, adding to the foundation's statewide network of 42.

Mr Guy's wife Renae was at the event to offer support and said she hadn't noticed any change in his demeanour as the clock ticks down to November 26.

"Even when he gets an afternoon off, he'll go mow the lawn or something like that. He doesn't rest," she said.

Meanwhile, Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio defended her attendance at a Labor fundraiser hosted by billionaire businessman Anthony Pratt, the executive chairman of Visy.

The recycling giant is in the running to operate a container deposit scheme in Victoria.

The Age reported Visy was one of a handful of companies in contention for the program, which will give Victorians 10 cents for every empty can, small bottle and carton they drop off at a collection point.

Ms D'Ambrosio insisted the program was not mentioned to her while at the August 20 event, where entry was almost $5000 per person and included the cost of a donation to Labor.

She said the tender process was being conducted independently by the environment department.

"The container deposit scheme and the tender process there is being undertaken at absolute arm's length from government and from myself as minister," Ms D'Ambrosio said.

The minister declined to say whether she would recuse herself if the department recommended Visy as the successful bidder.

Under Victorian laws, political donations above $1080 cannot be anonymous and are capped at $4320 over four years for individuals and organisations.

Mr Guy, who has faced his own integrity questions this year, said the problem rested more with the minister's conduct than the state's donation laws.