WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 36 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN
THE BEST LINE
"I know the benefit of a secure roof over your head. It's my life. It's how I have got to a position of the son of a single mum who grew up in public housing to be running for prime minister of this country."
- Anthony Albanese on Labor's housing policy, which is a shared equity scheme.
"I'm so surprised the Labor Party don't support this. What could possibly be wrong with letting Australians use their own savings to buy the most important asset they will ever own in their lives?"
- On allowing first home buyers to use their superannuation savings as part of the Liberal-National coalition's proposed housing policy.
"The point I'm simply trying to make is as we go through this election, we'll be changing gears as a country and of course, as a government, you do the same."
- On his promise to change leadership styles to a softer approach if re-elected.
"Enough of this bloke."
- On the prime minister.
"This is an attack on future savings, it's an attack on future generations, it's not about assisting people."
- On the Liberal's proposed first home buyers plan which allows first home owners to access some of their superannuation for a deposit.
THE SUPPORT CAST
"This might be a contender for the title of worst housing policy ever presented by a government or an aspiring government in the last 20 years."
- Economist Saul Eslake on the coalition's policy.
"(Labor) believe it's their turn, sort of like a skipping rope in the yard, like it's their turn to be the government, and you don't become the government because it's your turn."
- Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce who says Labor is still unprepared for government despite nine years in opposition.
"It is time to fire the liar."
- Labor spokesman Jason Clare on the prime minister promising to change his leadership style if re-elected.
"I'd rather make (billionaire) Clive Palmer pay the same for his diesel that everyone else pays for their petrol and put dental into Medicare."
- Greens leader Adam Bandt on the party's policy plans.
"It won't be easy for him here."
- Perth voter upon learning the opposition leader was in Western Australia.
Australian Associated Press
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