Vic parties pledge healthcare, housing

TUESDAY ON THE VICTORIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

WHERE THEY WENT

* Daniel Andrews - Geelong (Geelong, held by Labor on a 10.1 per cent margin in 2018)

* Matthew Guy - Warragul (Narracan, held by Liberal on a 7.3 per cent margin in 2018)

WHAT THEY PROMISED

Labor:

* 20 free comprehensive women's health clinics across Victoria

* Invest $71 million to improve women's health and provide support for issues ranging from period pain to menopause

Coalition:

* Promoted earlier pledge to quarantine all new gas discovered in Victoria for state-only use and remove electricity supply charges to cut household electricity bills by up to $235

Greens:

* Reintroduce Ending Homelessness Bill to tackle the housing crisis

* End all new coal and gas projects

OTHER TOPICS

* Shadow treasurer David Davis and Shadow environment minister James Newbury drew criticism from Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas after a news report revealed they were following soft porn stars on social media. Both have since unfollowed the racy accounts.

* Independent candidate for Hawthorn Melissa Lowe and Independent candidate for Kew Sophie Torney engaged lawyers after the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) rejected their how-to-vote cards. The VEC is concerned blank boxes next to other candidates' names on their cards could encourage voters to leave preferences blank, which would make their vote informal.

WHAT THEY SAID

* "We need to do more in this area, we need to provide support and care to more women because there are gaps in our service system." - Premier Daniel Andrews

* "Some say the Liberals have a women problem. Well, the way I see it (is) they don't have a women problem, they have a man problem ... Governing is serious business, what we've seen from David Davis and others is the behaviour that I would expect from year 9 schoolboys." - Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas.

* "I've got absolutely no intention of going over who liked what on social media." - Opposition leader Matthew Guy

* "Victoria is in a housing crisis and yet too often, our governments describe homelessness as difficult or impossible to solve ... all words used to avoid taking responsibility for homelessness in Victoria." - Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam MLC.

* "At every step of the process, Victoria's electoral laws are stacked against independents and in favour of the major party incumbents who wrote the laws." - Independent candidate for Hawthorn Melissa Lowe on how-to-vote cards.