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(generated from captions) Two people who have been involved

in this first week of the campaign

Shadow but the minister for arts and the but the minister for arts and

Shadow Minister for Human Services.

Senator, you have had a bounce in

the opinion polls. How confident

are you that it would change votes

in your vote favour in the

election? We have always said that

close. this election it would be very

close. The Prime Minister was not

fazed earlier in the year when the

election polls - does the opinion

polls were looking bad and he will

not get too excited now that they

are looking better. As the Prime

Minister has always said it will be

a close election. Tanya, when

Tanya, when we will - - when will

we see the tax package from Labor?

it We will release a tax policy when

it suits us to release their tax

policy. Kevin Rudd is very

conservative when it comes to Australia's economy. conservative when it comes to

Australia's economy. They will make

eight so that opinion about the

policy and they will release it in

good time for people to make a good

study of it. Pensioners are having

to wait years for dental health,

roads structure - - what about the infrastructure argument?

infrastructure argument? The Prime Minister has made some inroads

about infrastructure. They will be

policy announcement in days ahead.

This is what you can afford to do

when the economy is ahead - you can

afford to invest in infrastructure,

you can afford to you can afford to invest in

services but because the economy is

so it will run, you can also afford

to give the Estonian tax payers

very substantial tax cuts. Under the very substantial tax cuts. Under

the plan they will be eight

consecutive years of tax can't - -

tax cuts and generous expenditure

on services. Tanya, can we move to

the leaders' debate? Kevin Rudd can

now kiss goodbye to the proposition

that he wanted - three debates.

This is a sign of how arrogant john

This is a sign of how arrogant john

Howard has become. Kevin Rudd wants

three debates to get into the

policy differences between the

government and the opposition.

Minister Kevin is forced to debate the Prime

Minister on his own teams. It is

not just the Prime Minister who not just the Prime Minister who is

again in this respect. Joe hockey

refuses to debate Juliet Gillard

industrial relations. Were traces

is one of the biggest issues in

this campaign. I know that

this campaign. I know that neither. I

I do not understand how the I do not understand how the

election - - government can afford

to be running an election to be running an election campaign without debating opposition figures.

Is it right for the Prime Minister

to determine every detail of the

to determine every detail of the

debate and have it so early in the

campaign? Kevin Rudd spent three

days trying to avoid the debate and

eventually he capitulated. What we

have seen this week is a Labor have seen this week is a

Party that is remarkably thin on Party that is remarkably thin on

policy in the first week of an

election campaign. They have had

nothing to say all week. I think it

is a remarkable phenomenon that the

parties are so ill-matched in the first week of the campaign. first

That is one week

That is one week down despite weeks

to go. Do think there were more