Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten gear up for first day of election campaign

The battle is on and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten aren’t wasting any time, heading to

The battle is on and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten aren’t wasting any time, heading to Queensland to drum up votes before July 2.

Both parties are fighting to hold onto their seats in the state and are expected to hit the ground running as they try to charm the crowds and win over voters.

Mr Shorten will likely make an announcement on education, one of the main issues Labor will campaign on.

“I will fight this election to make Australia a fairer place, where the needs of families, small businesses, the great bulk of Australians, are placed at the top of the priority list,” the Labor leader said yesterday.

He nominated schools, Medicare and climate change as Labor’s key concerns.

“Will this country be a country that ensures that the fair go is for everyone, or that the fair go is just limited to the fortunate few?” Mr Shorten asked.

The Liberal Party has already started its on-air campaign with a television ad streaming around the country last night.

The advertisement the party’s push for a stronger economy and jobs growth.

Mr Turnbull highlighted similar issues when he announced the July 2 election yesterday.

“At this election Australians will have a very clear choice,” he said.

“To keep the course, maintain the commitment to our national economic plan for growth and jobs, or go back to Labor, with its higher-taxing, higher-spending, debt and deficit agenda, which will stop our nation’s transition to the new economy dead in its tracks,” Mr Turnbull said.

There is no word yet on when either party will address the issues close to many senior Australians’ hearts – health care, the pension age and superannuation.

Who will you be voting for? What issues do you think both parties need to address first?

  1. roy bridges  

    Cannot be trusted after what M Turnbull did to super have voted for them about 25 years but they lost my vote ! Now not sure who will go for.

  2. Angela Harrison  

    I believe no matter what we are stuffed as no matter who wins they always change th pm, its came to the point of you not even remembering for sure which party is even running the show.

  3. Joan Marshall  

    I have always voted Liberal and always will because I believe it is the right policy for the country. I have never believed in Labor policies. Labor put the country in to debt since the time of Rudd. Julia Gillard was an embarrassment for women so much so when I traveled I refused to talk about her when questioned about her. Labor policy has always irritated me.

    • Parrick Savage  

      And liberal Voters Dont Think Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop Were an Embarrassment to Our Country. And lets not Forget Barnaby Joyce.

    • Lynne Highfield  

      Written like a true Liberal Joan. If Julia was an embarrassment then surely Tony Abbott well and truly lost any love either voters had for him. Does it ever occur to your Liberal mind that a very large proportion of the infrastructure you enjoy was built by Labor?

  4. liz tant  

    Labor is the only party that cares for the working man. They have promised to save Medicare and increase money to schools hospitals and the environment.The environment and global warming do not exist in liberal land, and they are only interested in big business.

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