Morrison, Shorten to face off in Perth debate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: AAP
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: AAP

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have set April 29 as the date they will meet for a head-to-head debate in Perth.

The Labor leader was reportedly planning to spend the week beginning April 29, about midway through the campaign, in the city.

The debate will canvass key election issues such as taxes, health care and jobs.

Calling it a “great opportunity to demonstrate the very clear choice at this election”, Mr Morrison told the newspaper.

The Liberals are hoping to hold on to the 11 seats they hold out of WA’s 16, and are also eyeing off Cowan, which Labor’s Anne Aly holds by a margin of 0.7 per cent.

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Federal Election Campaign: Day 6

WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison is still in Melbourne, which is crucial to his re-election campaign.
* Labor leader Bill Shorten will be in Adelaide for the first time this election campaign.

WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT
* Tax and how much better – it says – its tax cut plan is better than Labor.

WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT:
* Health and keeping costs down for patients, with another announcement.

WHAT IS MAKING NEWS:
* The Notre Dame fire is diverting a lot of the media’s attention on Tuesday.
* The leaders are expected to hold a debate on April 29 in Perth.
* Tanya Plibersek will launch Labor’s campaign in the NSW south coast seat of Gilmore
* Former NSW Liberal premier Barry O’Farrell, now chair of the Wests Tigers, will be at a Labor “major announcement” of funding for the NRL club
* Pauline Hanson continues her campaigning in South Australia in Port Augusta and Whyalla.

THEY SAID WHAT?
* “Our plan provides greater reward for effort while ensuring top earners continue to pay their fair share.” – Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
* “Bulk billing for blood tests is at breaking point – cancer patients will either have to pay, or there will be a reduction in services.” – Bill Shorten.
* “South Australia has put up their hands becaues you want migrants coming to the state.” – One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.