It’s week three of the eight week election campaign. And neither leader is showing signs of letting up, in their race to win the public’s vote. Although the Prime Minister had a more leisurely start to his day.

Georgie Scotchford reports.


Opting for the train, the Prime Minister makes his second visit to Western Sydney.

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister: “It’s far more relaxing and you get to, you know, meet new people.”

Setting out to discuss funding plans to link students with science and technology jobs, Mr Turnbull had a hard time holding focus with reporters.

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister: “What about this, why don’t we have two questions on, ah, P-tech and technology in schools. Can you think of one?”

$4.6 million in funding will link students with local businesses, offering job opportunities requiring science, technology, engineering and maths skills.

And Mr Shorten returned today, to where his campaign trail began, in Cairns, but with the same message.

Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader: “We’re backing the reef. Mr. Turnbull’s backing the big end of town.”

He promised Labor, if elected, will be committed to ensuring Budget discipline.

Georgie Scotchford, QUT News.