We are now less than two weeks away from heading to the polls.
With that in mind a Weekend West poll shows that voters in three of Western Australia’s most marginal electorates overwhelmingly think it is more important for a future government to do something about climate change rather than knowing the full cost of the policy before an election.
West Australians don’t care about the cost of action on climate change, they just want something done about it, an exclusive poll in three marginal seats for The Weekend West reveals https://t.co/AV3URVcdJg #wapol #ausvotes front page story pic.twitter.com/IxbGQoOeBW
— Leroy (@Leroy_Lynch) May 4, 2019
Where were our leaders?
On Saturday our leaders were both in the Queensland capital of Brisbane.
Promises … promises
Liberal: Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a $100 million funding package to improve cancer and mental health services in South-west Queensland.
Mr Morrison also pledged to invest in more hospital infrastructure.
Labor: The ALP outlined a $1 billion package for environmental initiatives, including measures to protect native animals and reduce Australia’s dependance on single-use plastics.
Quotes from the road
“Scott Morrison had aggression. Quite frankly, it was not pretty.”
– Labor Senator Kristina Keneally on Mr Morrison’s performance during his debate with Mr Shorten
“There are just too many young people dying.”
– Mr Morrison on youth suicide after announcing a $100 million package
“I just don’t want my children to come and see flora and fauna. I want their children to come and see it and future generations to see what makes Australia so special.”
– Mr Shorten after announcing a $100 million plan to protect native species
Elsewhere on the campaign trail
Second Debate: Mr Shorten narrowly won the second leaders’ debate in Brisbane, where discussion centred on domestic violence, taxes, religious freedom, mental health, education, budget surpluses and climate change.
Watch the video below for some good viewing …
— Brett Worthington (@BWorthington_) May 3, 2019
Greens climate change push: The Greens are asking for Parliament to declare a national “climate emergency”, matching the actions of the UK Parliament.
Canberra candidate citizenship: Mr Morrison dismissed concerns about the eligibility of his Canberra candidate over her Afghan citizenship, saying he has been assured Mina Zaki has all the necessary paperwork.
Concern emerged on Saturday after it was revealed that her renunciation of citizenship may not have been complete.
A dual citizenship drama has enveloped Liberal Mina Zaki's bid for the seat of #Canberra but the party is standing by her. Documents show she may not have completed her bid to renounce her Afghan citizenship by the close of nominations https://t.co/tg8WylxnTK pic.twitter.com/rvmC3TuRgg
— The-RiotACT.com (@The_RiotACT) May 4, 2019