Leaders look to shore up marginal seats


Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are criss-crossing the country to win over voters before Saturday and house prices are a talking point for both parties.

Grace Desoe reports.

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The Prime Minister was in Geelong to save Liberal MP Sarah Henderson from losing her seat, after boundaries were redrawn.

He plugged his first home buyer plan while greeting future home-owners.

Scott Morrison, Prime Minister: “Are you gunna give me a tour?”

The PM was pushed on lobbying from property groups.

Scott Morrison, Prime Minister: “Have you had any conversations with that property group or other property groups about this? I haven’t no. Did you discuss it with the Insurance Council? No.”

Meanwhile, Bill Shorten is back in WA, promising to crack down on wage theft.

He’s pledged a new tribunal to spare workers from lengthy court proceedings over unpaid wages.

The tribunal would rule on claims of up to 100,000 dollars in a day.

Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader: “If they have been ripped off, it’s not a long and cumbersome legal process.”

A record three million Australians have already cast their vote at pre-polling stations around the country.

Grace Desoe, QUT News.