WHAT THEY SAY ON DAY 23 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN
“We don’t take the political situation into account. We do what we think is right for the country.”
– Governor Philip Lowe of the Reserve Bank of Australia after the decision to raise the spot rate by 25 basis points.
“The thing with our federation is we all have to take responsibility for the things we do.”
– About state governments that need to increase their investment in public hospitals.
“I sympathize with Australians as they face a higher cost of living. I sympathize with Australians as they have to make higher repayments on their homes. That’s why we have budgeted for relief that is the function of our strong economic plan .”
– After the RBA increased the cash rate.
“When people have a safe roof over their heads, they have that sense of belonging, that sense of ownership, that sense of security and Labor is committed to doing everything we can to give people a more secure future.”
– To the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme of Labour, which makes a contribution of no less than 40 percent of the purchase price of a new home, and up to 30 percent for an existing home.
“This is a man who gets up in the morning and what he has for breakfast is politics.”
“I think in the cupboard space there is sour cream and sweet chili sauce. There are so many wedges in there.”
– Labor campaign spokesman Jason Clare on the coalition’s ‘wedge’ strategy.
“She has more front than Myer, the Premier of Queensland.”
– Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan on Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk, who said a Brisbane Labor Day rally Australia needs a prime minister to unite the country.
“I’m pretty confident we’ll see stronger wage growth in most of the data in the coming months…if we don’t, we’ll have to figure out why.”
– Governor Lowe on his way to pay.
“This is the best country in the world. And the Liberal is the only government that continuously supports the country’s success.”
– Melbourne multicultural community leader Selvarajah Muraledaran speaks during the Prime Minister’s visit to Chisholm’s Victorian seat.
Australian Associated Press