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Weekend Breakfast. I'm Miriam Corowa.I'm Andrew Geoghegan. Making news this morning - slow and steady. The German Chancellor says there is no need to rush Britain's withdrawal from the European

Also ahead, second thoughts. More than 2 million Britons sign a petition calling for another Brexit referendum.Jobs, growth and stability. The Prime Minister prepares to lay out his plans for Australia at the Coalition's official election campaign launch. It's a whitewash. England beats the Wallabies in last night's third test completing a clean sweep of the series.

Hello, thanks for joining us, it is Sunday, 26 June.We should also tell you we are expecting Dan Tehan from the Coalition to join us very shortly. That's ahead of the Coalition's launch in Sydney today. Also
From around 11 o'clock I believe. Also six days to go.That's right. Ed Husic, I mentioned he was going to join us, unfortunately he can't unfortunate
be with us at the moment. That's unfortunate but we will be talking to Dan Tehan. It appears earth has picked up a new passenger.There is a small asteroid that orbits the sun in tandem with the moon. It has been around for the past century and will eventually move on.You might have to look carefully to find it.I'm hoping so.Although, as Dr Karl warns, something this size which could be around the size of a swimming pool, if it were to hit earth, it would be catastrophic. You have to watch out close.
for these things.Those but not too close.We will look at that shortly, let's see how the weather is looking for this Sunday.

Our top stories - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU has no need to be particularly nasty in the negotiations with Britain over its exit from the bloc. Some European leaders are pushing Britain to exit the EU quickly. Ms Merkel said she is not in favour of pushing for a speedy withdrawal. She insisted deterring other countries from leaving the EU talks.
should not be a priority in the talks.TRANSLATION: Great Britain must for themselves define and surely there will be also a relationship
discussion process, what relationship it wants to have with the European Union. Great Britain must decide and I, of course, assume that Great Britain, according to how the referendum went, wants to implement this result. Honestly it shouldn't take ages, that is important but I will frame.
not fight now for a short time frame. What's important is that Great Britain has not put the proposal into motion and also the agreement isn't finished. Great Britain is still a full member of the EU with all rights and responsibilities. I also spoke to the British Prime Minister about that and he confirms the same. Scotland's First Minister has putting
announced that her Government is putting the wheels in motion for a second independence referendum. That comes after Scotland voted 62-38% to remain in the EU in the Brexit referendum. Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland is also continuing discussions with EU ins tuptions on its place within the EU.Cabinet agreed we will seek to enter into immediate discussions with the EU institutions and with other EU member states to explore all possible options to protect Scotland's place in the EU.The mayor of the French city of Calais has called for the renegotiation of a deal which currently keeps asylum seekers from travelling onwards to Britain. Natacha Bouchart says Britain must accept the consequences of leaving the European Union and to take responsibility for refugees wanting to travel from Calais to the UK. She says there's no longer any reason for France to stop refugees from attempting to seek asylum in Britain.More than 2 million people have signed a pe tigs calling for a second British referendum on the decision to leave the EU. The petition says the result was too close to represent a mandate by the British people. The final result showed 17.4 million people voteed to
to leave while 16.1 million voted to remain. The petition suggests a minimum vote of 60% either way based on a turnout of more than 75% of the population to avoid triggering another referendum. Polls show young people are overwhelmingly in favour of chose not
remaining but estimate one in five chose not to vote. The petition has reached enough signatures to be change
considered by Parliament but any change is unlikely.Back home, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will focus on stability, economic growth and jobs when he officially launches the Coalition's election campaign today in the Sydney electorate of Reid. Liberal MP Craig Laundy holds the western suburbs electorate on a margin of 3.3%. Former Prime Ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott are expected to attend the launch. It comes just polling
a week if polling day. - - from polling day.The Labor Party is holding a Queensland launch today in Brisbane. The Opposition officially kicked off its campaign last weekend in western Sydney. Today's Brisbane event will double as a rally about Medicare.A murder discovery
inquiry has been launched over the discovery of a man's body in the northern Perth suburb of Wanneroo on Saturday morning. Detectives said a passer-by found the body and called police. Police said they could not reveal the type of injuries the man had, though the death has been treated as a homicide.At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Police say extremists from the Al Shabaab group detonated a car bomb hostages.
before storming a hotel and taking hostages. The military says an operation to re-take the hotel has now ended. It comes just three hotel
weeks after an attack on a separate hotel in Mogadishu killed 10 people and injured at least 50.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens of people have been killed in air strikes in the east of the country. It says Russian or Syrian government war planes have carried out the bombing which targeted areas largely held by the Islamic State group. The Observatory says the strikes have killed 47 people including 31 civilians.A 22-year-old man has been taken to the
hospital after he was stabbed in the chest at Loganlea south of Brisbane last night. Police say they're questioning another man Bianca Street
over the incident at a house on Bianca Street around 8 o'clock. The ambulance service says the 22-year-old is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.Parts of Sydney have experienced their coldest morning this year. The Bureau of Meteorology says icy and windy weather affecting parts of the State's central west and Blue Mountains is expected to continue today.It's all part of that system that's moving up or is it down the east coast? Up, it's coming from Antarctic. I was confused with last week's storm.We have had a few weather systems knocking us around, check
haven't we?That's right. Time to check sport. Scott joins us. The necessarily
English are celebrating, not certainly
necessarily because of Brexit but They
certainly because of the rugby. They needed to something to celebrate. It came on the field in an 80-minute victory over their Wallabies. The third of the series and makes it a clean sweep for the English rugby side taking the series 3-nil against Australia after winning the final test in Sydney. It was a high-scoring match with the Wallabies holding a English
1-point lead at half time. The were
English quickly hit the front and were never toppled. The boot of centre Owen Farrell again crucial. The tourists winning 44-40. St Kilda has caused a massive upset in the AFL, beating premiership favourites Geelong by three points. Geelong clawed back the margin in the final quarter before the young Saints again hit the front in the last few minutes. To make matters worse for the Cats, Brownlow Medal be
favourite Patrick Dangerfield could be in trouble for kneeing Jarryn Geary. Geelong now sits second on the ladder while the Saints are 12th. A premiership contender in the NRL has also taken a hit with Canterbury beating Brisbane 40-14. Bulldogs winger Brett Morris scored a hat-trick of tries in his first game back from injury helping his claims for a State of Origin recall for game three. Brisbane has now lost four of their last five games. Cronulla remains on top of the table, a James Maloney field goal in extra time giving the Sharks a 19-18 win over the Warriors. Wales has beaten Northern Ireland 1-nil to move into the quarterfinals of the Euro soccer tournament. An own goal off Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley was all that separated the two sides. Poland is also through to the quarterfinals after beating Switzerland in a penalty shootout. Portugal will be joining them beating Croatia 1-nil with the goal coming deep into the second period of extra time. Good way to win, not a great way to lose. On the English-Australia rivalry, in the hockey, the Hockeyroos beat Great trophy.
Britain 4-1 in the Champions trophy. For rugby fans looking for your
something this morning, there is your silver lining.That augurs well for the Olympics.It does, they are in the bronze medal match against the USA. Gold for the Kookaburras, hopefully bronze for the Hockeyroos. Still to come, the latest from London where the reality of the Brexit decision is starting to set in.Liberal MP and Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan joins us.Later, a a project in Canberra giving life to old objects.

The German chancellor Angela Merkel says there should be no nastiness as Britain seeks to negotiate its way out of the decades-old unit with Europe.Earlier, the six founding members urged Britain to leave as soon as possible. James Glenday says countries are warning Britain won't get any special treatment in case it encourages other countries to leave the Union. The Foreign Ministers met and they want Britain to leave quickly. They want the current Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 which is a mechanism whereby the negotiation period of Britain leaving the EU begins. They want that because they argue that over the next couple of years there will be economic argue
uncertainty as the UK and Britain argue over everything from shoes to rice to wine, all the different elements of a free trade deal essentially. Angela Merkel struck a much more conciliatory tone. TRANSLATION: Great Britain must for themselves decide and sure there will be a discussion process what relationship it wants to have with the European Union. Great Britain must decide and I of course assume that Great Britain, according to how the referendum went, wants to implement this result. It shouldn't take ages, that is important but I will not fight for a short time frame. What's important is Great Britain has not put this proposal into motion and also the agreement isn't finished. Great Britain is still a full member of the EU with also
all rights and responsibilities. I also spoke to the British Prime Minister about that and he confirms the same.The UK is the second biggest economy in Europe. It has massive trade ties from Spain to Germany - a huge number of German cars flow to Britain. It is not in Europe's interest to be nasty. That doesn't mean Britain will get special treatment, far from it, because the EU won't want to encourage other countries to leave but it is more of a conciliatory statement of what is kind of obvious going forward but it's going to be a tense week or two as Britain and the European Union come to terms with this Brexit vote. It's an interesting reflection of the mood. It's certainly a petition that's been attracting a lot of attention but I think it has very, very little chance of succeeding. If you imagine that next weekend, whoever wins the Australian election, there is not going to be just
a new push for a brand new election just to ask the voters if they are really sure they meant to do that after having a massive election money
campaign and enormous amount of money going into the election. I think it's interesting but the chances of it being successful are small. What it does show is how polarised this debate was in the United Kingdom and I guess to a certain extent it reflects the age gap, too. A lot of those signatories too that are no doubt younger. As we know, it's something in the order of three-quarters of people under the age of 25 who voted voted to remain. That's interesting in itself.Europe correspondent James Glenday in London. One British city that voted strongly to leave is WolverHampton which has been hard hit by job losses.It knows its place in the world. Geographically and emotionally, this city is if the heart of England. It has lived through the highs and lows of the manufacturing revolution and the UK's post-war history. The slump went hand in hand with large scale to
of migration to the UK. It led them to embrace the idea of leaving the EU.Longer-term trends, 30, 40 years post the large increase in inequality we saw in the 1980s which was gee graphically focused. If you were in an area in Britain areas
affected badly in the 80s, those areas have much lower pay than other' areas and those were the Union
ones that voted out.The European Union is not highly regarded here. There seems to be this perception that it exists just to add another layer of unnecessary bureaucracy as well as providing a distant in
political elite in which to meddle in people's lives here. So when Friday's results came in, many people here were delighted.I'm over the moon. Over the moon with the result. Okay.What does it mean for you?We are getting Great values
Britain back. We are getting the values back of the country.I think we've got some freedom, haven't we? Freedom from?The shackles of Europe.We will will get our country back, make our own decisions, a lot more money in the country hopefully.That message establishment.
went to the heart of the political establishment. Many here frustrateed with the status quo. This is a stay with grave economic those
problems. Lots of people ascribe those economic problems to the European Union. I think they are wrong to do so but I understand why they do that.For others immigration remains the issue, particularly from other EU countries.The biggest problem is immigration, really. That's why I feel immigration is the biggest problem here. There is no other apart from immigration really. the line.
There needs a control somewhere in the line. We have to control it migrant
otherwise it will be too much.Some migrant workers disagree.How can someone that comes from Poland, doesn't speak English, has no qualification can steal a job from - English people that went to university or speak the language perfectly. I think what they've them.
done is not going to be good for them.As the government works out the laborious process of extricating the UK from the EU, the same problems remain. There have been promises of more jobs, more investment and of course the hope of a better future with little result. Now that future looks even more uncertain in the wake of this seismic change. Let's return home because there is another poll about to happen. Malcolm Turnbull will be urging voters to re-elect the Coalition following Britain's vote to exit the EU when he officially launches its campaign today.The Prime Minister has reassured voters in the wake of the vote the Coalition has an economic plan to steer Australia through tough uncertain times. To tell us more we are joined by Liberal Minister Dan Tehan. Good to see you.Pleasure to be here with you this morning.You have got the Coalition launch today in Sudan - - in Sydney. Why have you chosen Sydney? In 2001 was the last time it was out of Brisbane?I think Sydney is an important city for our nation and also western Sydney is very much the heartland of Sydney. These are choices which are made. We've done it previously in Brisbane. We are doing it in Sydney this year. I'm sure there will be other cities as we go forward where we'll do the campaign what
launch. The most important thing is what the launch is about. As you said in your introduction, it will be about the Prime Minister clear
detailing to the nation we have a clear economic plan to deal with the uncertainty which is going on globally at the moment. We have weeks
been dedicated over the last eight weeks in making sure we have told the nation what that plan is, what that
it's about, how it will produce that certainty. I think the Prime Australians
Minister will be reassuring Australians if you stick with the Turnbull Government, we have the approach that will lead to the security we need in these uncertain times.Do you think that message is cutting through because we saw, in the wake of that Brexit vote, Malcolm Turnbull talking about a safe pair of hands required. Bill Shorten saying we don't want to see what we have seen in the UK with a split Conservative Party. The same will happen here. What are voters at
to believe?I think voters can look at our track record and say we've been very stable, that Malcolm Turnbull, since he has become Prime Minister, has really been clear about where he wants to take the nation, what his plan is for the future. We're all united behind the
Malcolm Turnbull. I think one of the things which has become clear, this is why Bill Shorten has come out over the last few days saying these types of things, there is a deep concern if we had a minority government, Labor and Greens, that would lead to uncertainty, that would lead to chaos. I think the election.
choice is very clear at this election. You have a very stable government led by Malcolm Turnbull or the amountitive is a - - We
alternative is a hung Parliament. have
We have seen previously when we have had a hung Parliament, a lot of chaos and Australia did not got the leadership it needed.One fault line potentially is marriage equality. We have seen reports this week that apparently there are some concerns that should a plebiscite go ahead, that is not a legally binding decision, it will then need to go through Parliament. A conscience vote, it may be up to individual politicians to vote according to their conscience but there may be a push within some sections of the Coalition for to
parliamentarians to vote according to the result in their electorate. Is that a factor?I think the most said
important thing here is we have said we would have a plebiscite, that we would take it to the sure
people. I think we've got to make sure that if we are re-elected - that is a strong commitment that we have put forward, we have said the plebiscite is the way we want to go. Labor have said they want politicians to decide. I think if we're re-elected, it's up to the Labor Party to allow us to have the then
plebiscite, let people decide and then we can make the decision based on what the people have to say. What I'm very concerned about at the moment is we are clearly stating, before the election, what our position is and yet the Labor Party seem to be wanting to prejudge that. I think that's the wrong approach for them to take. If they win, sure, they have their approach. If we win, then we've said quite clearly what we want to do so why don't they come out and say "Yes, we'll respect that and we'll go ahead with the plebiscite".You are opposed to same-sex marriage?Look, I believe in the traditional definition but I also, obviously, am in favour of having a plebiscite, going to the Australian people and seeing what they want to say on this issue.But if that plebiscite, in your seat in Victoria, for instance, if majority of people said "No, we don't want same-sex marriage", would you go to the party and say "I'm voting will
against it"?I don't know what they will say. We can get into a lot of hypotheticals about what people may or may not do on this. I think the take
most important thing is we need to take one step back and say "Look, election
we've got a clear choice in this election on this issue and on a lot of other issues". Let the Australian people decide. Then what I want to see from the Labor Party is, if we are elected, that they ultimately say "Okay, yes, you've got a mandate for these things". We should have a mandate for our tax cuts for small businesses and for farmers, which is very important of thing
for my electorate. That's the sort of thing I want to hear from the Labor Party that they would respect the mandate from the Australian people.Are you concerned Labor is cutting through with its message on Medicare? Today supposedly when they are having another launch in rally.
Brisbane, it will become a Medicare rally. According to their polling, their message is biting, that you will be privatising elements of Medicare.It's not true. I would say to the Australian people there seems to be two things that Bill Shorten is good at - good at running unions and good and running looking
scare campaigns. I think they are They
looking for much better than that. They are looking for a Prime Minister like Malcolm Turnbull who is focused on the economy, making sure we can get the jobs and growth we need so we can then provide the services we need, the health and education service we need. It all hinges on that strong economic growth, on that strong job growth, strong economic management. That's what I think people are focused on, not a scare campaign.How much of a majority will Malcolm Turnbull, as leader of the Coalition, require to stamp out any possible concerns about his leadership?Ultimately that's up to the Australian people. The Australian people will decide whether we are returned or not. What we're doing and what we have been doing through this whole com - - campaign is trying to convince the Australian public we have the answer for their future. It is up to them. I am very confident they will be making the choice. I've got a belief that the Australian people get it right. I look forward between now and election day just the
getting out there and convincing the Australian people stick with the Government, stick with Malcolm Turnbull, stick with our plan and future
we will make sure that the economic future of this nation is secure. Are you feeling fairly confident this morning - there have been another couple of polls released in the last couple of days, Galaxy out this morning, essentially showing Labor will not pick up enough seats to form government. Does that give you confidence? I know you say polls are polls, what counts is on the day. But in States such as Queensland where they may pick up two, Victoria, obviously your own State, the CFA dispute has would seem.
countered in your favourite, it would seem.The CFA dispute is an example of what type of leadership the Australian people are looking for. We have had Bill Shorten stay silent. He met with Peter Marshall eight weeks ago, we don't know what was discussed in that secret meeting but Malcolm Turnbull has come down, has met with volunteers them.
and said we will act to protect them. We have heard nothing from Bill Shorten. People are asking for leadership and Malcolm Turnbull is demonstrating that.But that's a State issue in Victoria. Same may apply in WA, the Barnett government is proving to be unpopular at the moment. You face a backlash in WA, for instance.Once again, it will they
be up to West Australians as to how they vote in each of the individual electorates. Once again, with the mining boom coming off, I think they are looking for leadership especially when it comes to the economy. Who knows. We'll have to wait and see on July 2. Our message will resonate with Western Australians as well because with the mining boom coming off, they are looking for a plan for the nation's future, especially for their economy. I think weave demonstrated - - we have demonstrated we have got that approach.Let's look to the upper house as well, this is a seeing
double-dissolution election. We are seeing the whole of the Senate up for grabs at this point. There is speculation that we may, in fact, find that we have another return to a combative Senate with this election coming up. Have we just returned back to the beginning?My hope is not. My hope is that we will get a clear mandate. That's what I'm looking for. My hope would also be that the Senate, whatever its composition, will look to work in the nation's interests and respect the mandate that the Australian people give the winner of this election. Because I think that's extremely important. The Senate is there as a house of review. It's not there to block. I think what we have got to make sure is we get a Senate which understands its role, that we have to move the nation forward, we have to make sure we can implement the plans needed to keep the nation secure. That's my real hope. We will get a Senate that clearly understands that. I would say to the Australian people think very carefully about not only your vote in the House but your vote in the we can
Senate because we want to make sure we can implement our plans going forward.Dan Tehan, just before you go, a word on your own portfolio, Veterans Affairs, particularly with the issue of post traumatic stress. done
Veterans say enough is not being done to address that problem, more funds are required, programs that are effective. What's your message to them?I would point to the budget where we saw a big change in the way we deal with PTSD, anxiety, depression, alcoholism, drug abuse within our veterans. If you are you
permanently serving with the ADF or you are a veteran who served only
permanently with the ADF, it can only have been for a day, you are eligible for a white card which means you can get access to the mental
services you need when it comes to mental health. Since coming into the portfolio, mental health has been a priority, the No.1 priority I have given to the portfolio to make sure we are giving the services and the access to service to our veterans that they need in this area. Yesterday we launched the Veterans Affairs policy as well. There was more money going into PTSD research. Very important area. You will see the Prime discussion on
Minister today also broaden the discussion on mental health when he is at the campaign launch. We are going to be putting more funding into that area as well. It's a very important issue, one as Veterans Affairs Minister, I've been very focused on since I have taken over the portfolio and one I hope we will do more on going forward if we are given that opportunity.Dan Tehan, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, thanks for your time. Thanks, cheers.Most of us are guilty of throwing out something perfectly good, I'm sure Dan Tehan is hoping that's the case... We tend to replace it with something that's a bit shinier, more expensive.That could be true. A project in Canberra is aiming to challenge our addiction to old
consumption by giving new life to old objects. Participants are asked to offer up broken objects they still hold dear so designers and of
artists can give them a new lease of life.Broken toys, a TV that doesn't work are things most of us fascinated
would throw in the bin.I'm fascinated with things that are broken, I think they represent a kind of energy, even the expression of the force that broke them. Justine and Bruce brought in a broken vase. A wedding present that had an unfortunate altercation with the vacuum cleaner cord. The handover involves an interview with the person who will re-invent their precious object. The designers are researching attitudes to damaged goods and repair and the participants get to share why their broken object needs some therapy. can,
In a similar way to a photograph can, it can take you back to a moment or a place or spur on a memory.I'm guessing that people came in with some really intimate family stories connected to their objects as well.One in particular stands out which are these knitting needles given to the owner when she was 6 by her grandma. She used them for 40 years, put them in the bag, went to a restaurant, put the bag under the table, she heard them crunch when she put the bag down. Here the value is not in the thing but in the story.The interview process can be intense for that reason, in particular with one case because a man volunteered himself as the thing that maybe broken. He was like "Well, it's me".But with a bit of therapy, a little rustiness needn't mean the end of the line.

Let's look at the satellite image. A high is bringing settled conditions and a cold morning across the south-east corner of the country. A cold front and trough are triggering showers in central Australia and southern parts of western and SA delivering blustery showers. A strong jet stream is carrying cloud across the country. Looking around the country for the weekend:

South Australia will have reigned throughout these straight. Driest for the far west. Light showers in the south-western coastal regions. Australia. Sunny and dry for other parts. Showers for the top end, north and East. Try elsewhere. Tomorrow, cloudy with a chance of showers for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Partly cloudy for Perth, Hobart and Adelaide. Morning frost for Canberra.

The top stories from ABC News - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's no need to be nasty in negotiations with Britain after the kingdom's decision to exit the European Union. The German leader also says she's not in favour of a speedy British withdrawal from the bloc. Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon says a second independence vote is highly likely after Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. Meanwhile, more than two million people have signed a petition on the UK parliamentary website calling for a second EU referendum. The petition demands another poll arguing that the winning side claimed less than 60 percent of the vote and less than three quarters of eligible voters turned out. It has more signatures than any other on the UK parliamentary website and having passed 100,000 votes, it will be considered for debate. Back home, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will focus on stability, economic growth and jobs when he officially launches the Coalition's election campaign in Sydney today. The event will be held in the marginal inner-western Sydney electorate of Reid. It comes less than a week from polling day and will be the first Coalition launch held outside of Brisbane since 2001. And Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says his side will work hard to improve following their series loss to England. The wallabies lost last night's third test by 4 points delivering England a rare clean sweep at home for Australia.

sweep at home for Australia. The Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum is highly likely, after a high percentage of the population voted to stay in the European Union. Europe correspondent Steve Cannane is in Edinburgh where some Scots say they feel they're being dragged from the European Union against their will. Can they stay in the EU, that dominated the meeting today. The first minister said the idea of a second independence referendum is on the agenda. 2014 they had their first independence referendum, the vote was 55-45 to stay in the UK. There is a chance that may stay again, a lot of people are saying we voted yesterday for a very different UK to what we will say once they leave the EU. People are saying they might change their vote, we have no polling on this, we are seeing people posting to social media saying, I voted for this back then, it is very different now, he may change my vote if there is a referendum. Nicola Sturgeon says it is on the table, she says she wants to have immediate talks with Brussels about skull and's future in the European Union. She made some comments to the media, this morning, Scotland time.Cabinet expressed its pride in the boat in Scotland, the Tempe Tip boat to remain in the EU. The cabinet also shared deep disappointment at the UK wide result that is clearly felt by a majority of people across this country, we are determined to act decisively and in a way that builds unity across Scotland about the way forward. As I said yesterday, a second independence referendum is clearly an option that requires to be on the table, and it is very much on the table.I spoke to a number of people today use said they would change the vote if there was a second referendum. There is no soap -- is now so polling so we don't really know, we don't know what the mood is across Scotland, if you look at the vote this week, it was emphatic, 62% - 38% wanted to stay in the EU. A lot of people in Scotland feel like they will be dragged out of the EU out of their will and they would like another say on an independence vote, let's hear from some voices of people on the streets of Scotland.I voted for independence in 2014, I think what changes. And, not being in the EU, it is a big opportunity, a lot of businesses want to use day, they may want to move to Scotland from England. There is a big opportunity for Scotland, reaching out to the European government, it is a big chance for Scotland to do something different. We will not stay part of the UK.In 2014, I voted to remain in the UK. In 2016, I voted to remain in the European community. I believe it is better for us to be altogether. I think there has been a great deal of influence, in some quarters, some people honestly believe, they have seen Braveheart, they think, independence, let's have it.That was Steve Cunnane reporting from Edinburgh. Brixit is still a big news topic. It's time to take a look at what's in today's papers. We're joined now by Angela Vithoulkas from the City of Sydney Council. Brixit is what we are talking about this morning. The Sunday Telegraph. It has full Bush-Cheney is its approach to this article.People are experiencing something called Bregret. Looks like the beginning to game of thrones, suddenly everybody has a part to play in this. You have got Boris who could be the next leader, David Cameron who has fallen on this board and is going to go, you have the poll showing 2 million people are petitioning the government to have another vote because there was such a poor turnout, one of the articles in the media, fool Britannia, talking to people saying they have regrets, hence the phrase, Bregret, they did not quite understand the consequences, and they are seeing financial markets tumble, all of this was discussed but I don't think the real consequence of the decision was understood. And it is dividing families and young people. As far as the age is concerned, we have been talking about this, overwhelmingly, those under 25 wanting to stay, those over 65 voted to go for is top potentially, within families you will have the divide, the young, they have come up with this bit in -- petition with 2 million signatures saying they want another go.In such a short time frame, the older generation trying to hang on or bring back the good old days, or what they envisage Britain should be, and the young people adapting to a new way of life who are more open and wanting to see a change, or have things continuing in this new European Union and not so fast, it will be a interesting dilemma, politically, socially, economic leave for Britain and the rest of the world, we are all standing by, our own leaders saying remain calm, we still want to trade with everyone, we are called we will play with all the kids.Not but -- not just the young people feeling jilted. Do you think they are most? They are feeling rejected. We did not see this one coming. There would have been right on the Greece.
streets of this had taken place in Greece. Angela Merkel came out today and said, it is OK, we don't want Britain to go quickly, we want ace exit in case somebody changes their mind. Others are saying, the faster they go the better. A lot of very annoyed Desperate Housewives Vibe happening amongst the politicians in other countries of Britain and Europe. It has thrown up a lot of confusion.As to what this means. The question of what the nature of a future relationship between the UK and the EU would be, would they go down the path of Norway, is day with the Common Market with economic reasons and that still leaves them with all the regulations.It is a precedent, we had only 52 people turning up to take part in this decision for the country, you would hope they would be somebody taking a break to see what that looks like. Clearly this is about to set a new standard in Europe of how they are all going to now paid, because when guys, others will follow.They want to get it right. Scotland looking like it may break of Romney UK? It is like game of thrones.There was a reference to Braveheart early on in that piece before we started.Coming back home, something a bit different, we are hearing a lot about drones recently. To deliver your pizza, and more insidious, spine.I would just be happy about my papers coming at the right time. Do you still get papers? Yes, I like papers. The Department of interesting
analytic data has come up with some interesting statistics, 48,000 calls were put out the last financial year for fine men to attend fire department services. 97% of those were unnecessary. They are fire alarms going off, to fire trucks had to turn up to each call, it is a big hit on business, being a business owner in the city, a building shuts down when a fire alarm goes off by mistake, there is such a process to go through to re-establish services and the is
building, often trade and business is lost for an hour or two before that happens. They are looking at sending out drones to assess ace situation or a fine man on a motorbike, I am voting for that, or concerned citizens to make a assessment for them, whether they should decide with a drone of via truck should go out fool his top a fine men on a motorcycle.Would be good.The smoke coming out of the building is a signal. They also did make reference, and I did not mix it to read this piece of information, it does play a part whether there is a full moon. I have always believed that and now I had read that, if there is a full moon, there is likely to be a false alarm, it is just as likely for there not to be a false alarm. Talking about hedging your bets. As not
they said they report on what is not white, full moon effects automatic fire alarms.Go figure.I am going for the firemen on the bike.Stay on alert during a full moon.We will have a look at another article, this one is in the Sydney morning Herald this morning, looking at the breakup of spending for preschoolers. Early education. This made me angry today. You would across the
want to be taking your children across the border. Everyone now Wales
spends a lot more than New South Wales on early childhood education. It is quite sad when you look at the money because on average, across Australia, we are looking at more than $500 spent per child, New South Wales, $200. Considering we had a surplus with the Budget this time around for New South Wales, we could have given a lot more, the study in the on to talk about we know early childhood education makes a huge difference in levels the playing field with children, especially disadvantaged families, it is so important to have that. We shortage
have a need for childcare places, a shortage of that and we're spending money on that, the rest of Australia is leading us, New South Wales we are supposed to be number one, we are not, we're not showing much caring about the kids. The reason is the Federal Government cannot get the allocation is right. Maybe at one of the campaign launches today somebody should say...Thank you very much. Amid all of this talk of leaving unions, on a celestial scale a new union has just begun. Earth has picked up a new companion, which NASA is calling an almost moon or quasi moon. A small asteroid has been discovered that orbits the sun in tandem with earth. It's actually been hanging around our neighbourhood for the past century, but will eventually tire of the relationship.

of the relationship. Maybe we could call it satellite face. They discovered this cause I'm in -- quasi moon. There are people who are paid to defend our planet can see these rocks that could wipe out a civilisation in something a kilometre apart could pretty much kill the entire human race.This has been captured on earth's orbit for around a century and it anyone tries to look out and see where the to
other moon is, they are not going to find it, are they?4200 metres diameter and it varies between 38 times further than the moon to a hundred times further. You're not going to see with the naked eye. It is not the death Star. It is almost certainly not the aliens monitoring us. It is not really the moon. Basically, it goes around the sun in a very similar orbit two hours but it has been captured by us for a while and maybe in the future we will let go of it.Let's go back to that point. Perth has acquired this moon, if you like.The quasi moon. last?
You don't think it is going to last?It might last for 1000 years, it might last for a couple of hundred. It will probably be with us for it a few centuries but we drift
think after that you will just drift off again.Is it incorrect to state it is a satellite of Earth? It is more in synchronicity of Earth's orbit of the sudden. -- the sun.There is always a worry that it could be on a collision course. All we can do is evacuate. We need to get some sort of space defence so that we do get wiped out.Is a possibility that after a number of years it could alter its course not for the next couple of centuries, but further down the line.It could be something the size of a swimming pool that we discovered that could be impacting us tomorrow. We have spent less on trying to find out what these attackers are than we do on making movies about them.This asteroid has come somewhere from deep in the solar system.Power moon is rock solid.Raises the question, where did our moon come from? Is there one theory now that most scientists agree on?It is that daughter theory. There was the sister theory that it was formed at the same time in the same part of the solar system and then there was the week should it theory. Back in the early days, the earth was getting bigger and bigger and bigger and it got to be bigger than it is today and then about 20 million years after it first popped into existence, something the size of Mars rammed into it at 10km per second and if you'd been able to stand back and watch it from a distance, there are a lot ofkm in the earth, it would have taken about an hour and you would have seen a slow motion thing where one body builds on to another. The iron cause melted and it turned into a ring of dust and coalesced into a is
moon and that explains why the moon is very similar to us thanks to the observations we have from the Apollo spacecraft. We no way it is very similar to us in the oxygen isotope ratio but it doesn't have any of the volatiles. There are chemicals that Boyle offer low temperature into a gas. Everything else is the same as us, so almost collision.
certainly, the moon was born of a collision.Could we say that the moon is a visitor? Had permanent visitor because it is drifting away from?You have the tides on the there
earth and that causes friction and there is gravity and did balance these equations, the moon is retreating from us at 4m a century. It will take a while, but it will disappear 1-day?Have you ever seen a solar eclipse?Yes.You are lucky. You have 50 million years before the go so far away, so get in there and see your solar eclipse soon.You'd had a hurry up. -- better.At least it is not a love story that it is a fatal attraction.Let's talk sport. Scott joins us. No love affair last night, certainly between Wales, what am I saying? England and the Aussies.The Welsh lost as well. You have kind of nail that in a the
sense.Is it back to square one for the Wallabies?They won't as bad as the scoreline suggested. England were very good but a lot of talk will be about the Wallabies losing. It was a perfect tool for England, they took a clean sweep of the series. 84 points were scored in the match, the England prop was the unlikely men to get the first. The Australians held a slender lead at half-time. Again, the boot of centre Owen Farrell proved the difference in the 44-40 point win. COMMENTATOR: Last rites for the Wallabies and Farrell has put them clear. We can confirm, S3-0. The first time Estrela has lost the series late this since 1971.The All Blacks also won a clean sweep in their series against Wales. St Kilda beat premiership favourites by Geelong in the AFL by three points. The Saints ambush their built
more fancied opponents early and built a good lead but the cats for back grabbing the lead in the last quarter. There was then when the young Saints side sealed the game, winning a nailbiter.COMMENTATOR: And there is a siren. One of the great upsets of 2016, they've beaten the top of the table Cats. Brownlow Medal favourite Patrick see
Dangerfield has a nervous wait to see who will face punishment for a neat to a singular player's head. The Broncos have been knocked out of the NRL top four. The bulldog split was Forwards crossed early. -- bulldog '. Bulldogs'. COMMENTATOR: First game for the year.Brisbane has only one win from their last five games as they struggle through the origin period. Earlier, Cronulla won a Golden Point thriller against the Warriors. James Maloney kicking the winning field goal in extra time. Wales is through to the quarterfinals of the Euro soccer Ireland.
with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland. Both teams struggle to tournament's
find the back of the net with the tournament's leading goalscorer Gareth Bale having the best chance to break the deadlock. In the end, it was an own goal that proved the difference.COMMENTATOR: He wasn't needed, Gareth McAuley has struck it with his leg. Wales have the lead.Portugal joins them in the quarterfinals with an extra time goal against Croatia, winning 1-0. COMMENTATOR: The substitute, he's the deadlock. With a matter of minutes to go.Poland was the other winner, beating Switzerland in a penalty shootout. Nick Kyrgios said these reparation is as good as it could be heading into Wimbledon. The Australian has made the quarterfinals of the tournament before and again has his eyes on the second week. First up though, it is Radek Stepanek.If I get through that, for me, they are just far
fun matches. I am not looking too far ahead. I have some tough matches ahead.Nick Kyrgios is seeded 15 for the tournament. The Tasmanian sprinter has set a new under 20 record in the 100m. The 18-year-old clocked 10.21 seconds. The time just outside the Olympic qualifying mark of 10.1 six. He will be aiming to hit that marker Championships
when he runs at the junior World Championships in Poland next month. That is a great story. We have been following him for the last couple of years. Sprinters generally hit their stride, dear I say it when they are about 30, don't they?He is not a tall young lad. He is quite short, when you compare him to someone like Bolt, he is doing well.That is all for our ABC TV viewers this morning, thank you for joining us on Weekend Breakfast. Will we be back on ABC News 24. This program is not captioned.

The top stories from ABC News: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's no need to be nasty in negotiations with Britain after the Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union. Some European leaders are advocating for a swift exit but Miss Merkel says she is not for this. Scotland's first minute Nicholas Sturgeon said a second independence vote is likely after Scotland voted to remain in the EU. More than two and a half million Britons have signed a petition to remain. Less than three quarters of eligible voters turned out. Back home, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will focus on stability, economic growth and jobs when he officially launches the Coalition's election campaign in Sydney today. Stability, jobs and growth will be held
the Centre for the launch to be held in the key marginal seat of Reid. And Wallabies coach Michael Cejka said his side will work hard to improve following his side's series loss to England. England got a rare clean sweep in Australia. Stay with us now for Insiders.

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Good morning and welcome to Insiders. One week out from the election and what happens? Brexit happens, that's what. An astonishing decision by the Brits to leave the EU and here in Australia, where this country has stunned, the politicians needed to spin this and spin it fast.We will see some short-term volatility. That's to be expected with an event such as this. But the smarter investors are always the cooler heads in these circumstances and this Government has a cool head on these matters.There would be global volatility and uncertainty. Of course, the Labor Party has experience and a track record in the most uncertain global times for the last 80 years which occurred in 2008 and 2009.Share markets go up and down all the time. That's not an argument to not change a Government. The argument about changing the Government goes down the economic
to the economic fundamentals and the economic plan.Now, more than ever, Australia needs a stable a
majority Coalition Government with a strong economic plan.And at home, the news from the UK briefly disturbed a couple of well-entrenched scare campaigns. There's little difference between the Coalition and Labor on Medicare and boat turn backs, but you wouldn't think so given the rhetoric. The two parties operate on the basis that though the policies are similar, the voters see a big gap on the level of commitment to the policies. The Coalition, more commitment on boats and Labor more committed on Medicare and so they thrive through misinformation and exage prominence.
resignation to give the issues I can give you the answer of why politics matters in one word - Medicare.Waiting for what it's going to come up.Today, I proudly give Australians this guarantee, hand on heart, from the Labor Party, Labor will never support the privatisation of Medicare.Medicare will ever, ever be privatised.I look at poor old Mr Shorten and I think - you've got to get yourself out of this one.Full stop.Full stop.

This is a shocking scare campaign. It shows the desperation of the Labor Party.He's in the panic room and all he's left with is an angry scare campaign.The truth is what is scary in this situation.It is the most outrageous, bizarre, almost, lie told in this whole campaign.No-one believes you, Malcolm.He was asked to put his hand on his heart and repeat his lies, and he wouldn't. REPORTER: Can you put your hand on the
your heart and look Australians in the eye and say that the Coalition has a policy to privatise Medicare? I can say to the people of Australia that this election, and their vote on July 2, will determine the future of Medicare. He's been caught out lying. What's next? He's going to chain himself to the Opera House or try to say that we're going to sell the Harbour Bridge?We'll cut the Sydney Harbour Bridge in two and move it to Tamworth.They are desperate, they're shouting, they're panicked.If their campaign has got to the point now where they're making up stories and fighting against them, we should all get a packet of chips and sit down and watch them.

Now, can you turn to another matter that the Immigration Minister has spoken about this morning.Earlier this month, Maritime Boarder Command became aware of a suspected people smuggling venture.We've turned back 28 boats.And 734 people on those boats, otherwise would have made it to our country. You've got to love Liberal Party central headquarters, the old headquarters.Reporting that Bill Shorten has the same border protection policy as the Coalition is not true.There we go - spread a bit of concern and say that somehow Labor has a different policy to the Liberals.The only thing that stops them is the steely resolve of my Government to turn those boats back.If they win Government, the boats will restart and the deaths will recommence and the kids will go back into detention.Imagine the chaos.We're having an election campaign dominated by the silly little scarce.This is not a scare campaign, as they say, this is an actual factual statement.They should be ashamed of themselves. People who think that this problem has gone away, please don't believe that.I know some people find this hard to hear, but it is true.This is proof positive that the Liberals have run out of anything positive to say about themselves. And I our guest this morning is the deputy leader of the Labor Party, Tanya Plibersek. First we'll check out the papers with Fran Kelly and Chris Uhlmann and Chris, good morning, how do you see the Brexit issue playing into the launch? Well, the Coalition certainly thinks that it plays in its favour from the start. The campaign has been all about stability and if you look at the Prime Minister today, when he stands up by himself in front of the big screen, it will say, "Stick to the plan", stability, jobs and growth. Essentially since the beginning of this campaign, the only campaign that the Coalition has been running, is that you really don't want a fifth Prime Minister in six years, do you? And by the way, this not
guy is pretty inoffensive, so why not stay with him. That's been the campaign all along and the Brexit certainly placed that key message of stability.What do you make of policy announcements? Are you expecting much? There's not much in the papers?No, there isn't very much and of course, one of the bigger tacks on the Coalition is that it doesn't have much of a heart. So what we see by way of a heart.
policy is giving it something of a heart. The Prime Minister will be talking about schooling for the disadvantaged and a mental health plan that he'll announce today. That's $192. And the centrepiece of that, $30 million over three years, to connect young people via the web directly to mental health experts for suicide prevention.And of course, it all comes six days before the election, very late in the campaign. How important is it to Malcolm Turnbull?Well, it gives the Prime Minister the opportunity to frame the final week of the debate around the issues that he wants to talk about, and that is essentially stability and the economy and the media cycle will to
play with him in that as people try to continue to work out what the Brexit means. Don't forget that markets will open on Monday. The Australian markets don't like uncertainty. It's likely to be an unsettled week and likely to hear different stories from around the world. Someone even asked me how the Premier League would go in the of
wake of Brexit so it affects people of all walks of life. And don't forget, in the midst of that, the Labor Party has to announce the costings and over the four years of the Budget cycle, it's likely that they're a few billion dollars shy of where the Government will be and you can expect the Government to say that that is Armageddon. Can I say one thing given that the entire world has commentary on Brexit and international leaks have condemned the people who voted for the Brexit as essentially being morons who don't know what's good for them, when people believe that they don't have any control at all over the monstrous institutions that control their lives, and given the opportunity, they will break them. We're seeing it in the United States with Donald Trump. People are saying - don't let the bull loose in the China shop. It's not their China. So here, I think that the lesson for the major parties is - we're seeing a drift away from them, that's because they don't believe that the system is working for them. In the long run, I think that's an issue for both of the major parties.Thank you, look forward to your coverage. Let's pick it up there Michael. The warning signs and the trends, that might play into this election campaign. Do you think that that could be reflected here?Yes, just as Chris said, the Brexit vote is a stunning development in European, terms
in global terms and in British terms and I think that it is resonating here. Just as you go about your daily life, it's resonating here a lot and what it's doing is framing how populism as Nick Xenophon says in the papers here, that the Brexit carries a lesson about political leaders not listening to people's concerns. It shows that populism is rewarding. So you might say boats, you might say anti-trade or protection like Xenophon and that Bill Shorten's campaign has been built on a populism message around big business and the banks and the populus Medicare. So it is framing that this is good. But what you'll see then is a lot of concern in the electorate about the fallout that you're likely to see and the parallels of what happens. If this happened to Australia, well what sort of fallout there will be for Australia so the Government will seek very much to frame this as, as cool
you saw in the lead-up, safe hands, cool head and Malcolm Turnbull appearing in the suit on a Saturday and looking very, very official and in charge and this will frame the last week of the debate.Well, just on that, whether it is populism on the one hand, yes. It's easy to have slogans to reassure people but it doesn't mean that you'll have the policies to back that up. But it shows a reflection that a number of people are feeling disenfranchised, like they don't have a voice. We know that there's a growing wealth gap in this country. It's that that Labor has been playing to with the services promises, I think, and Government has been trying to calm people with the jobs message because unemployment is a huge factor to a lot of these people who are feeling disenfranchised so I think that there are real sentiments to be dealt with and to be pledged to, or promised to. It's not necessarily just populist. In terms of Brexit, I think that both sides would think that generally, it plays to the Government's strength because it is about stability at this time. But Labor is also mindful of the fact that its promises of looking after people with better schools and into
better healthcare could play well into it.I agree with the argument that you know, it would usually lines
play to that that Labor has some that
lines it can use. The other line that I think is interesting for the major parties to consider is - the people who are disenfranchised, disillusioned with politics, maybe they're disillusioned for a good reason and maybe spending the last two weeks of an election campaign, basically accusing each other of liar, liar, pants on fire, is part of the reason that voters are disillusioned with the major parties.That's why I don't think that we can say that it necessarily plays to either side. If the trend that Michael and Chris have picked up on, we're going to see record numbers in this election vote against the major pears. That is so that the trend doesn't favour major parties, quite the opposite.And and just to pick up on the Nick Xenophon comments that Michael was pointing out on there. In South Australia, Labor's vote is smashed, absolutely smashed because of the Xenophon vote.On incumbancy and stability, Bill Shorten had this approach yesterday.Mr Turnbull just says because there's been an upset, you should vote for him. The problem is - the nature of the upset that we've seen arices out of weak leadership and a divided Government. David Cameron never wanted to have this referendum but he couldn't even lead his own party to that conclusion. What we saw there is David Cameron, hostage to the right wing of his political party, compromising his own beliefs, providing weak leadership. It sounds familiar, doesn't it. Just before we leave Brexit, Brexit is a term that's unique to Britain, but there are is a term that's unique to Britain,
but there are other movements emerging throughout the world. Here's some of them.

Galaxy Galaxy poll of 50/50. It's been that all the way along. The Sunday Times headline applied that to the Brexit theme with one saying and the other going based oen a 50/50 poll. Galaxy explores what might have happened if Tony Abbott was still the leader.That's right, so 50/50 now so that means after seven weeks, barely anything has shifted so it's close. But they ask, if Tony Abbott was Prime Minister, how would you vote? And that leaves the situation 53% to 4% on two-party preferred in favour of Labor. So you know, in electoral terms, that might vindicate the change of prime ministership, but when they made the switch, the Coalition thought that they'd be further ahead.And a
Labor is, in a cheeky move, having a second launch in Brisbane this morning. Here's Bill Shorten. Brisbane is a very important city. Queensland is a very important State. There's nothing that says in
that you can only launch a campaign in one State. I'm as committed to Brisbane as I am to Sydney.And Melbourne and Adelaide? Well, they will hope that that goes a little better than the last night. They had a public forum at Caboolture and leaders, for very good reasons, should be nervous when people are asking questions with beers in their hands.What are you doing? What are you doing?Sorry, guys... Like, I work hard for my kids. What have you got for them with Medicare? And, like, jobs and growth? Malcolm Turnbull, if he's going to roll ya there, what have you got to say about that?Didn't see jobs and growth coming. OK now to the Sunday papers and the deputy Plibersek.
leader of the Labor Party, Tanya So Malcolm Turnbull says that Brexit decision does point to the need for stability and here in Australia, when we've had four years, that's
prime ministers in three and a half years, that's likely to hit a nerve?Well, I think that there's two things to say about that. The first is that you can't say that the Liberal Party is united and stable in the way that the Labor Party is behind Bill Shorten. You see, all sorts of evidence of that from climate change, you've got the sceptics versus the people who believe the science. The marriage equality plebiscite mess. Superannuation. A backbench revolt on whether it is retrospective or not. There's a whole list of examples of that. You also have to look at the way that the Liberals handles global volatility last time during the global financial crisis. When Labor was in Government, we protected 200,000 jobs. We got three Triple A credit ratings for the first time in Australia's credit history. By interest standards, we were one of the best performing economies in the world and Malcolm Turnbull voted against stimulus the second time around. At a time when the Reserve Bank of Australia was still cutting interest rates because of the poor performance of the Australian economy, when the global economy was still stagnant, Malcolm Turnbull was voting against jobs.
measures to protect Australian jobs. And Julie Bishop, who was the shadow treasurer at the time, said about the GFC - we should sit and wait and see. The exact opposite of what any sensible economist would have told you at the time. So Malcolm Turnbull, both on the basis of the division and the disunity. I think that's what double dissolution, DD, should be this election, division and disunity in his own party, and the failed judgements. Last time, we had any sort of global instability, has proven that he's o not got the answers this time around. This time around, he's got one policy, a $50 billion tax cut, unfunded tax cut. Despite everything that you've just said, the Government seems comfortable now that the Brexit thing will bring the conversation back to the economy. They're always comfortable when that's the case. Great, and they had the wrong answers last time. If Malcolm Turnbull had been in charge last time, we would have had 200,000 more unemployed Australians, a generation that would have lost their jobs. And who knows - economically, you know, you've actually got the National Party right now campaigning against the backpack attacks. Like, they're half of the Coalition. They're campaigning against Coalition economic policy. We've had a range of different economic proposals from the Government, from a state-based income tax, increasing the GST. Now the only thing that they're proposing is a $50 billion unfunded tax cut and a $16 billion cut for high income earners. Now, Barry, what is extraordinary about this is that no journalist has managed to get Malcolm Turnbull to say - where is this $66 coming from? There's only three ways that you can fill this glr 66 billion hole. -- this $66 billion hole. You either cut the spending further, you increase the deficit or you find taxes, other taxes to fill the hole. Now, which of the three will it be? My money is on $66 billion worth of cuts. Now, if you do have global volatility from a downturn in Europe, which, of course, is a very significant economic player, globally, the last thing that we need is to slam a confidence further into the wall in Australia. What we've seen in Australia is slow growth. We've seen very slow wages growth, just over 2%. We've seen a fall in full time employment, 50,000 full time jobs gone since the beginning of the year. We've seen a fall in business confidence and a fall in business investment. Why would you take spending away from ordinary families now, right now, that is the worst tile to be contracting the Australian economy.You talk about a fall in confidence and the be
rest of it but there does seem to parties.
be a move away from the major parties. Labor is not picking up any benefit from that kind of feeling out there. When you look at what happened in Britain, both major parties said stay, the almost all of the economists and they went anyway?I think that this really does point to middle class and working class families feeling left behind. What we've seen in Britain and in the US and sadly what we've seen in Australia too is a growing wealth gap. We know that the three wealthiest Australians own as much as the million poorest Australians. We've seen unequality in Australia at # 5-year highs and the Government -- 75-year highs and Government's response is to give a $16 billion tax cut on people on $180,000 a year and up. Labor's response is to invest properly in health and in education. The most important driver of improved living standards for all Australians into the future to make sure that we properly support families through family tax benefits, childcare cost relief, pensions and so on. This is the choice that people have. A $66 billion tax cut for big business and the wealthiest Australians versus proper investment in supporting families and productivity, enhancing infrastructure, including a better NBN, if you vote Labor.Then you spend a week talking about Medicare as well and when Bill Shorten was asked, as you saw in that package earlier, that he would not put hand on the heart and say that Medicare would be privatised under the Coalition?I think that this is the most extraordinary debate we've had. People know that you can trust Labor with Medicare. We had to introduce it twice after Malcolm Fraser privatised it the first time. A day before the last election, Tony Abbott say said no cuts. And we saw $50 billion cut from the hospitals. At every stage, this Government is trying to get you to put your hand in your pocket when you need healthcare. They first wanted a $# GP copayment. They wanted a $5 increase in the cost of medicines and now a means
Medicares schedule freeze which means that doctors will have to charge you to see the doctor. They've got rid of incentives for bulk billing for pathology and diagnostic imaging. At every stage, they're asking Australians to stick their hand in their pocket to pay for healthcare. If that's not is.
privatisation, I don't know what is.On the plebiscite on gay marriage, do you see any merit in this idea that's been put around now that the MPs, certainly on the vote
Coalition side, might be able to vote in line with the vote in their own electorates, that they can ignore the national vote and vote that way?Why don't we just short circuit that and ask those Coalition MPs, who believe that their electorates feel one way or another, to walk into the Parliament and vote that way now. The plebiscite is a $160 million divisive and disruptive opinion poll that the Government is going to ignore anyway. They've said from the beginning that it doesn't matter what the results of the plebiscite are, not even the Cabinet will be bound. Why are we going through $160 billion opinion poll that the Government will ignore anyway.If they were to vote that way, the plebiscite would have some meaning because then the MPs would follow the views of their own selectorate.But they're not views.
promising that they'll respect the views. If the electorates vote yes, are they promising that they'll go in and vote yes if they're opposed to marriage equality? They've said the opposite. We've had half a dozen Coalition MPs says that it it doesn't matter what the result is, they'll vote no. We actually don't people
have a plebiscite when we send people to war. We don't even have a parliamentary vote on that. We didn't have a plebiscite to introduce sex discrimination legislation or race discrimination legislation or national native title legislation. We haven't had a plebiscite about putting a price on carbon. We haven't had a plebiscite about a $50 billion cut for business.But what was part of the is
problem with the Republican debate is if you're going to have a that
president, people want to elect that president and that gives the president all of the authority of a politician.Well then, I think that we should probably have a plebiscite about protecting the future of Medicare, whether people prefer investment in education or whether they think that a $50 billion unfunded tax cut, where $30 billion of that money goes to overseas shareholders, is a good use of taxpayer funds.Well, the polls in the marginal seats suggest that modest gains for the Labor Party and you're almost out of time to turn that around?Well, we've got another week to go and we've got a very clear choice for people to make. They can back Malcolm Turnbull and $50 billion worth of tax cuts for big business and $16 billion of tax cuts for high income earners or back Labor. We've got the most comprehensive plan for Government from an Opposition since the Whitlam years. It focuses on education, on productivity, enhancing infrastructure, roads, port, rail and an NBN that means that our businesses can trade with each other and trade with the world. It focuses on jobs coming from renewables. The steel industry plan focuses on a decent health system and protecting Medicare. That's the choice that Australians will be making in a week's time. We're out of time but thank you for your time this morning.Thank you very much.

If we win the election, we will have the plebiscite.A tax-pair funded platform for homophobia.It will be conducted in a respectful manner.These are the hollowist of hollow words.I will be voting yes, but I respect the views of those who will vote no.We can expect elements of the Liberal Party to be extreme in their language.For gay and lesbian Australians, hate speech is not abstract. It's real. It's part of our everyday life. She's been the subject of having nasty things said about her. Heavens, so have I.Australians are much more likely to be rude to their MPs than they are to be rude to their neighbours.Not one straight politician advocating a plebiscite on marriage equality knows what that is like.I know it, from personal experience, having been exposed to that sort of hatred and bigotry for the views I've taken.Scott Morrison is saying that he is the victim.It's hard to believe that Scott Morrison, white Anglo-Saxon from Sydney, xarned the bigotry and attacks -- compared the bigotry and attacks faced by an Asian migrant lesbian.What has surprised me and many others is the decision of Mr Turnbull to support the proposal for a plebiscite.That was a commitment that was made by the Government when Tony was prime minister.It's a policy which the Prime Minister has been absolutely full-bottle on.I'm a strong believer in traditional Cabinet Government, and that means compromise.The Prime Minister is not able to control elements of his own party.He's doing this because he has to. Because Tony Abbott and others have demanded it.I am the Prime Minister, but I am not the dictator.Malcolm Turnbull is weak. Time will tell. But I have great faith in the decency and the commonsense of my fellow Australians.So we're going to go to this election with this issue unresolved. I think it's a mess. It's a total mess. In the first instance, I'm sure that people have been very nasty on social media to Scott Morrison and Bronwyn Bishop, but the idea that that is in any way equivalent to the systemic prejudice that sadly, a lot of LBGTI people experience, is ridiculous. And on the plebiscite, we know that George Brandis was ready to take a submission to Cabinet on this in March and he consulted with both sides of the argument on all of the details of how the plebiscite would be conducted and what we reported at happen
the time was the reason it didn't happen was that there was such deep division within the Coalition about the details, and one of the details was - how the result would be reported. Whether it would be reported only nationally, or on a state basis or also on an electorate basis and the reason that that was a sensitive issue is because using electorate-based information is one of the ways that the no forces think that they might be able to turn a national "yes" vote in a plebiscite into a "no" vote in the ParliamentSo they're around
looking for wiggle room to get around the world?Exactly. And the woman on Q&A who asked the Prime Minister, "ul said this was about idea, you're the Prime Minister and why are you still doing it?" I thought asked an excellent question. The answer was lame. "I'm not a dictator." You're the Prime Minister, you can change it.There shouldn't be a plebiscite, and we know the reason that there is because they did a deal with the National Party.But people like plebiscites. You ask them and they want a plebiscite.Not all people. Most people, I would think.But a lot of people like the idea of being asked but that's because a plebiscite is not as dangerous in terms of trying to get a positive result appears to be as a meant
referendum in this country. It is meant to be testing the mood of the nation. It's not meant to be testing the mood of elector why the by electorate to give people cover to vote the way that they think that they want to vote. The Prime Minister has been promising all through that no politician, or very few politicians would likely vote against the mood of the nation and now we see this mechanism emerging where they're trying to do that. The other way that it could be used, of course, is if an MP is predisposed vote yes but the electorate is narrowly no, then there's another whole way of lobbying them and pressuring them to change their mind.Will it be a compulsory vote?We don't even know what's we're voting on. We haven't seen the question.The question is another view of the Cabinet submitting.Make it as complicated. If you want it do go down there, make the question complicated.I think clearly, as has been said, Malcolm Turnbull would rather have the vote on the floor of Parliament. He's sticking to a plebiscite because that's to appease the Conservative forces in the Government. And those in favour of gay marriage, the majority of Australians seem to be in favour of gay marriage, fear that a plebiscite will bring out various forces that will open up the possibility that it would go down in a plebiscite. It must be a possibility. But I think that when it comes down to the overall politics of it, that as you saw with the Brexit, it may be that the majority of Australian people are in favour of legalising gay marriage, possibly as you saw with want
Brexit, a majority of people might want it to go to a vote as well if you ask them. I'm not sure.But also, the mechanisms like we saw with Scott Morrison's answer to me the other day about - I too have felt what that's like. I mean, being disliked because of your opinion is not the same as being disliked because of who you are. Disspike for Bronwyn Bishop, dislike for her choice, she chose a helicopter over a car.I think that clearly people made the point that it is a bit much more Scott Morrison to make that comparison. But it is a deflection, is the that
point.But it goes to the point that when you do have the environment of what happened in Tasmania where the church got in trouble you know, for mounting a case against gay marriage. It should be their right to mount that case. What sort of religious exemptions do you have.We quickly can move from those arguments about what a religious belief thinks a marriage should be.There is disagreement on that.Yes, but you can very quickly slide into arguments that are offensive and damaging and if you download the Australian Christian Lobby electorate brochure from the website, it's talking about safe schools, that issue. And Labor's policies on gender diversity and it raises, as a question, whether women and children will be safe in public toilets. It actually says that. Now, I mean, that is a danling and offensive, in my view, a damaging and offensive suggestion.And it is putting rules around a plebiscite like a Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct says, you know, you're not to print false research or findings about children.
the impact of gay marriage on children. Sure, you can have that rule but people can find owl sorts of research to back up their own prejudices.We have a lot to get through this morning. We'll move on now to the first of the scare campaign, the one that lasted the longest was in Medicare. Here's the new AMA president, Michael Gannon. There's no evidence at all that the Liberal Party had a has, in any way, a desire to privatise Medicare. This is very much talking about a payment system, a system to
that needs substantial investment to fix it. Maybe the private sector could do it better.The head of the Australian Medical Association, Michael Gannon, says in no way would it equal the privatisation of Medicare.Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.He's head of the AMA.You'll find that the AMA in February, with the previous leadership, expressed concerns about the outsource sourcing of it. He liked the previous bloke. But the anxieties around that, beyond the question of privatisation and bulk billing and cuts to hospital funding and that, Richard Di Natale put it this way.The truth on Medicare is bad enough. There's no need to make up lies of what the Government will do. What they've already done and what they plan to do is scary enough. The freeze on Medicare indexation, meaning higher out of pocket costs for people.So that's what it is all about. Going beyond that to the broader anxieties.They managed to hook it into the campaign that's untwru about outsourcing equalling privatisation, when they had other, Labor had other ways of making a point about Medicare which were true like the freeze in the GP repayments, the cuts to diagnostic imaging and the PBS. It's a strange phenomena that the thing that seemed to get them political traction was the thing that wasn't true.This is the most outrageous lie of the campaign, and it's true. I think that it is catching in the elector why the, especially where the Coalition recognises that this is and has caused some hurt, techly amongst the natural way. In older Australians who worry about these sort of things. But it's not only that it is completely not true, but what it has done is shot down a policy that if you were a Labor leader whose really committed to preserving the stability and financial sustainability of something like Medicare, because it is under financial stress, this is the sort of thing that you would bring in.Outsource the payments system?To have a private provider just process the payments.So why did Malcolm Turnbull walk away from that?I think that they fielded to a scare campaign on the issue.Has he got a problem there? Because that's how he tends to operate. You look at some of the things that he floated since January and when it got a bit hot, they disappeared.I think that it clearly is a problem that the Government doesn't stand that
up enough for the sort of things that should be done and clearly, this is the sort of policy should that should be done. If even you're the most 110% supporter of Medicare, you should support this to reduce the cost so that it is sustainable into the future. Whether it is a private provider that processes the claims or the Government, you should go for the most efficient part.Of course the reasons that they would step back is that it was biting deep Li in the last two weeks of a campaign. So yes, we do need the restructuring of the back office If
things, and that needs to happen. If you talk to anyone in Medicare, they don't have the capacity to put in place the compliance that they need. So it needs to be that. But the issue is - is it just... And we the election.
haven't had this discussion before the election. I think that this is part of the problem. That updating all of the IT services could just be about getting a chip in your Medicare card and it working more effectively, tick. But it can also be about eligibility, penalties and what happens to all of data? Is that part of a privatisation? These are bigger questions that perhaps we should have been asking this discussion in public in the months beforehand, not now. Now that's all gone.Now on the boats issue, and that started as so often the topics treatment of
are raised through the page 1 treatment of the Daily Telegraph, that the boats are back. And you would think that the Government would have to be very disturbed that these--water matters are being so openly discussed.They're doing it every month or two.The question was put to Peter Dutton and he must be concerned.

That's an issue for others.

No, we've taken a decision that obviously, once people are returned back to their country of origin, once all of that is settled, then we're in a position to make the announcement.So away it went from there. All of the information about numbers, how they were sent back, where they came from, was all very limited.The Prime Minister's Office says if you go back and check, we've been doing this every month or two since last September, and that's what has been happening. I haven't gone back and checked but it certainly hasn't been happening in this way and it Serbly hasn't been happening in the way that the Prime Minister, in the middle of a campaign, suddenly flicks the debate to that.There is a difference between that. Not on turn backs and not on offshore detention centres but around TPVs and they're right to make that argument, aren't they?Yes, that is a definite difference between the major pears but what the Government claims, then, is that Labor's policy on not having PTVs, but -- TPVs, but offering people here going
permanent residency, is somehow going to start the boats again. If you already have a policy to turn back every vote that comes, to send anybody who comes to Nauru and Manus Island, whatever you might think of that policy, surely that is a deterrent and there would be good arguments, in my view, for processing people who are here, because we know that from happened under the Howard Government, that when people are left on TPVs and in the state of uncertainty for a long time, it has terrible, terrible effects on them and terrible effects on their mental health and ability to integrate into the community. So why would you leave them in that state?There's no great difference between the parties, significant difference between the two parties. The thing that's playing here and the thing that was brought out earlier in the show is that the left wing of Australian politics, Labor and the Greens, you know, are very deeply divided and not committed to the policy. And Labor, when it was in most recently, the policy was a complete debacle so there must be genuine uncertainty about how this would operate under, particularly a Labor Government, if it was dependant upon the Greens.If that's the argument, surely Labor can make the same argument about the Medicare, the $7 GP copayment. Talking about the GP copayment, it was very sad to see Labor and bill bring out Bob Hawke at the policy launch because Bob Hawke himself proposed a copayment himself. And this is the sort of thing that if you're committed to sustaining Medicare, you do need to consider the policies.All I'm saying is that if you're argue on the one hand that your past action must be taken into account in terms of the future intention, doesn't the same go there.I think that the boat more...
people is far more recent and much more...No, the copayment was a year ago.But I think that that is something that would improve over the long-term, the sustainability and Medicare.Not in the view of the Labor Party.But the Labor policies have been a debacle on this.Part of of the Goughs's campaign.
problem when running a scare campaign. Have they got the right guy to run a scare campaign.As a moderate member of the Liberal Party, how do you personally feel about having to resort to a scare campaign on asylum seekers?What I've described is the facts. They may be uncomfortable. They may be uncomfortable to you, for example. The pause was exactly 3.7 seconds. Newspapers are capable of getting involved this the scare campaign sal W the Tele, as Anthony Albanese said during the week, sal W the Tele, as Anthony Albanese
said during the week, you would expect it of them. But have a look at this on
at this headline in the Australian on house prices. And it says up to 20% fall and you read into it and the 20% fall activity.
the 20% fall related to sales activity. When you talk about house prices themselves, the story suggested 4% lower than otherwise would be the case. Now, you get modelling, all sorts of people are rushing modelling out and you just basically get what you want from some of the people. Here's one. This came under a bit of scrutiny this week from Adept Economics. Gene Tunny and here he is with David Spears.Are you saying a fall in house prices or a verier rate of increase in house priceWell, it will be relative to where it would have been. So, the market...So not a fall.The market adjustment will be complex.Well, it will be relative to what would would have going
been. I'm not saying that they're going to drop overnight.No, but are you saying that the house prices will drop or they'll go up more slowly?They will... The way that I see it, playing out is that I think that they will go up more slowly, that's right.This is an important point because the Government is using your report to say that Labor's policy will drive down house prices by 4% on average. That's not what your report shows? Well... I don't want to get into political gain here.I appreciate that. I appreciate that.So memo to economists, unless you're absolutely convinced of your position, don't talk to David Spears.I think that this area is a particularly difficult one to model.Around negative gearing? Yes, because it is around about going to asset prices, not just how the volume of houses that are built is. But asset price and I think what you've seen happening around the world, part of actually the Brexit Trump phenomena is that the Central Banks following the financial crisis have done all of the quantative easing and interest rates and around the world, you've seen in big capital cities, house prices going up. There will probably be a day of reckoning on this.And it won't have much no to happens.
do with negative gearing when it happens.Well, it is hard to know. I think that you can make a reputable case for or against the Labor policy on this. It is designed to reduce the house prees prices and some people see this as a good thing.Because housing affordability is the good thing. But the dynamic of it being a good or a bad thing, but it is hard to just
predict and you might want to say, just as it might not be a good idea to have a Royal Commission into the banks if you have an economic crisis, it may or may not be a good idea to be changing the treatment of tax.But if you draw a line through that modelling, basically what most of them really saying is that there will be a one-off gradual lowering of where house prices would be otherwise by somewhere like 2% or 4%. That fellow was actually saying that there wouldn't be an impact on rents. So all of that would suggest that the crisis scenario that the Coalition is suggesting would occur under this policy, isn't supported by any of this modelling.That's true. It is interesting though, because the whole point of it, apart from restructuring the Budget and making it more sustainable was the housing affordability and Labor hasn't been able to make the pitch much in this campaign because as house
soon as they do, it means that house prices will fall.The other debate around company tax cuts. The Government has been saying for a while that Paul Keating is the guru in this regard, the great Labor Treasurer and he cut company tax cuts, and eventually they goded him out and he wrote this letter to the financial review and out and he wrote this letter to the
financial review and said:

Let's hear the then and now from the prime minister.The biggest cutter of company tax in our lifetimes is, in fact, Paul Keating, who cut company tax twice. He was right, he was absolutely right. And that's the reason why Paul Keating reduced company tax, on two occasions in fact.Malcolm Turnbull has said - oh, well, what he's doing in corporate tax cuts, that's what Paul Keating did. Well, be careful of what you wish for. Paul Keating is a lifelong member of the Labor Party and I'm not surprised by his letter to the Financial Review today, although it has taken him a while to write it. The point that Paul Keating makes, though, is that the company tax cuts are paid for with borrowed money and putting it on the credit card.Yeah, I think that against that, the modelling done by the Federal Treasury and by the economists commissioned by the Government to do this, suggests that cutting the company tax rate will give one of the biggest economic boosts you can think of with any policy. It would be better, I think as Paul Keating said in the letter to the Financial Review, if it was part of a broader tax package and broadening the base would be a good thing. Increasing the GST, for example, would be a good thing to help to pay for part of the package. I think in the end, in
though, you wouldn't want to bring in other things if you did cut the company tax rate, but it is a model think
cut from 5% points over 10 years. I think that the key thing in all of this is that Australia is a capital importing country. We rely on capital coming in. It's an intense competition out there and we have a string of Labor complitions on the front page during the week saying that if you cut the company tax rate, you bring in more capital, you improve the competitiveness of the economy and it actually benefits workers.But not on its own, not without something else? Sure, you have to add something else.As Paul Keating said in the Financial Review, your newspaper, it's urging a massive impost on the national fiscal balance.I don't think that it is that big an impost. But if you go to ten years, already, the Australian company tax rate is above the international average about who we compare with. The trend has been down. Can we go another ten years of trying to increase the productivity of the economy with a company tax rate that's above the global arvelg? Especially against the averages in our region.But that's quite a separate argument and the Prime Minister ditched the GST increase earlier in the year.Unwisely. Because there was no clear cost benefit Anneal sis. But we know that this will, according to the Treasury, increase by 0.6% over decades but we don't know what income or where the revenue will come from to make up for the revenue foregone from the tax cut and surely that's a valid question. We need to move on. But over the week, we've looked at the situation of a hung Parliament. But what happens if the Government goes into minority territory? Phil Kirri looked at the 14 seats now which is possibly available to the Labor Party and throw Nick Xenophon in and you go into minority territory. Now, where do they go? Who do they go to part from Bob Katter?You can't predict a hung Parliament, it's unlikely, obviously. But if you look at the possible outcome in the lower house, there's 5-# Independents and if that's the case and the election is close, then the Government would have to negotiate with some of them. And in any event, even if it wins a majority, it will have to negotiate with a whole bunch of people who could include Pauline Hanson, Derryn Hinch, a couple of senators like Jacqui Lambie.But that determines Government.It's not going to be like last time with official deals the
but it would need to be tested on the floor of the Parliament. This is what happens. Test yourself on the floor of the Parliament. Presumably you've spoken to people beforehand. I think it is open to Malcolm Turnbull to get support, as it is to Bill Shorten, with someone like Nick Xenophon or like Andrew Wilkie.Imagine if the Government was to give Alan Jones something on gambling reform or something like the
that, so would the right wing of the Liberal Party. They wouldn't tolerate it?Yes, but all members of the lower house know that we need to form a Parliament. So the pressure is on them to back one guy or the other.But isn't the broader Turnbull
point about this is that Malcolm Turnbull is making the case to the Australian people that only he can offer stability and the reality is that whoever forms Government, most likely himself, will have to negotiate with minor parties and independents, either in one house or in both. Ewen Jones had this to say about amalgamations.We'll be in Coalition with our good friends, the Nationals - which is bad enough!I think that we're less than a week out from the election, and if you're trying to cast forward, there's a lot of volatility out there, we see it with the Brexit poll there. There's likely to be a significant swing suggest
against the Government. The polls suggest that Labor may have the majority of the two-party preferred vote and the Government is relying on sandbagging ten or so, a dozen or 15 key seats. That's to get a 1998 result when Kim Beazley lost to
the election. Now, that's not a lot to go on. There must be a lot of uncertainty about whether the sandbagging will hold. Brexit shows that you can't trust the polls.You can't trust the polls.We have to be prepared for something which is, you know, for a minority Government or for some really weird outcome so it show that is in a period where we really need a desilencive may
Government that can do things, this may not resolve all of the issues which have been swirling around over the past half decade.One of the issues is Tony Abbott. He was on television this week and he reduced the unpleasant things that happened late last year to one word, a "disagreement".Obviously we had a disagreement on September 14 last year, but what we completely agreed about now is the importance of electing the Turnbull Government. Let us suppose that someone has done the wrong thing, for argument's sake. Do you want to hur the country in order to punish someone? Now, I don't think that that is very sensible thing to do. You never try to get even with an individual if that means hurting the country. And I say that as a general principle.Do you get the feeling that if he could find a way to punish Malcolm Turnbull without hurting the country, he probably would!Not before the election!But again, it's the unresolved issue and the speculation this week that defence
still he has his sights set on the defence ministry. But the other one that came up was Peter Dutton as deputy leader?That's the Conservatives in the party room sending out warning shots that if Malcolm Turnbull's lead slips below 80, and gets close to the 76, there's all sorts of pressure coming on already to say - OK, we've got some demands we're making here. You're not going to be calling the show. He already said that he's not a dictator.Sports Bet breakdown seat by seat have it at 78.Labor say they'll be years.
disappointed with less than ten years. The Coalition are saying eight seats. It's hard to pick it. I think that some strange and weird and wonderful things might happen. Are on the other hand, it was interesting to see Paul Keating in Anthony Albanese's seat, him being the shot a shorten man but an Anthony Albanese man and what happens to Labor after the poll. Now, the most curious pitch for office came this week from Derryn Hinch who is running for the Senate. Here he is on 3 AW.When did you last vote, legally?Never. You've got a cheek telling us to go out and vote for you when you've never voted legally?I've never voted illegally.Forget the donkey vote, don't vote for him.I've never voted but don't go -- but go out there. Now it's time for Mike Bowers and Talking Pictures. Australia.
I'm Mike Bowers for the Guardian Australia. I'm talking pictures with Alison Whitman from Buzzfeed. I have to warn you I've got a bit of the Prime Minister's cold so I brought along some of the strawberries to give us some vitamin D for the last two weeks. It is a very tradie thing to do, strawberries and cream. We saw one of the great moments of political out
advertising as the Government pulls out all of the tricks of the trade. Now, he owned a ute. He seems like he's a tradie.I think that it really threw a spanner in the works there.So, John Kidelka sees the unconvincing ad wars.The Liberals play that.Labor counters with an unlikely banker. That Turnbull banker wants to take away the penalty rates.The banker wants to take away the
penalty rates.The Greens strain the suspension of disbelief with an implausible coal baron. And then the Thats ruin it with a inner implausible coal baron. And then
the Thats ruin it with a inner city hibster: That was very good. Nailed it. Nailed it. Nailed it.Mr Zenetti says, pick the fake.Is this a trick question? Malcolm Turnbull was given a high-visibility shirt. It says - does this make Malcolm Turnbull a fake tradie too?This compares to Bill Shorten who has his own monogrammed fleece tradie jumper. What's tougher, being hauled over by the press pack at a door stop or 20 minutes, being asked questions that you're probably not radio
comfortable with, or going on an FM radio show and talking about the times that he went to a strip club? That's what he did on Kyle and badle.
Jackie O, and they gave him a badle.Do you think that it will help the performance on the polls - poles! Sorry, that's really bad. Nailed it! Well, Bill is very, very keen to wrap himself in everything medical. It's a wonderful the entire travelling media haven't caught something. We've been so so many medical there.If you're looking for a doctor, doctor Di Natale.And Bill Shorten throwing out the Medicare red herrings and even warling herself off or burning red herrings.You know what Barnaby Joyce says, better a red herring than a carp.Bill Shorten is cast ago large shadow over many, many, many medical facilities here.This is an amazing photo and it reminds me of every kind of propaganda film from the world wars.I do love this. The AMA weighed this this week heavily. "Well Prime Minister, you have a nasty cold but you show no symptoms whatsoever of wanting to privatise Medicare".What, he needs a second opinion. And he's doing a little quhes there. And he reminds me a little bit of - I'm sick, I can't go to school.So scomophobia.I've seen people doing scomophobia, being mean to Scott Morrison.Crikey's department of Australia. "I have a friend who knows what it is like to be the target of bigots?" Nailed it. Nailed it. We do love it when Malcolm gets the interaction stuff. It is pretty rare and he doesn't like it.July 2 and the prime ministership are on the horizon and he's trying to clutch at it. If he can clutch at it, it will be OK. We're nearly there. It's been seven weeks and we're now in the final home run.Bring on July 3.I'm going to do the throw if you like. it!
Build's crack to you, Barry! Nailed Build's crack to you, Barry! Nailed
it! Rhyming slang, works every time. Final observation.The Brexit vote shows that pop ou liism and instability is the signature of the times. All of the indications are that it will be a close election with a lot of things thrown out to suggest that the key things that need to be resolved, the fact that Australia is living beyond our means and have a Budget that's beyond control. We need productivity growth and incomes are falling, these won't be resolved by this election. And we're likely to see more political instability result.In the context of Brexit, shocking timing for Labor which has to put the costings out which will show a bigger deficit in the short-term. So we heard Tanya Plibersek trying to argue that that going
is a gentle contraction that is going to be better for the shock. But it is bad timing. Bill Shorten goes to the National Press Club on Saturday and it might go out there. They might put it out today. They're saying today or tomorrow. It's true that a lot of the marginal seat polls are falling short in seats that they need to that
win, but not by much which means that I don't think that anyone is granted
going to be taking things for granted in the final week.A couple of things before we go. Right after this program, I'll be live on Facebook taking your questions. Just give me a second or two to get to my desk. Next Sunday, a special 90-minute program with the most compremensive coverage of the election anyway where and because this is the last program before you vote, we'll leave you with the largest piece of analysis in a while.People who are elected to the Senate at this election will be elected because people voted for them. This program is not captioned.

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Well, this time next week, we should know who will lead Australia for the next three years. Assuming we do not get a hung parliament of some sort. Campaigning has been underway for seven weeks now, and today the Coalition will officially launch their campaign in Sydney. These are live pictures from Homebush in the marginal electorate of Reid held by Liberal Craig Laundy. It is held by a margin of 3%. Our Canberra team is on Malcolm Turnbull's trail, including national affairs correspondent Greg Jennett, political correspondent Sabre Lane and political editor Chris Uhlman. We'll speak to them soon and bring you that event as it unfolds throughout the day. Let's check the weather in the capitals. A mostly sunny day for Sydney and Darwin. Very cold conditions in the east. A sunny morning for Melbourne with some afternoon cloud. Brisbane will be partly cloudy. Mostly clear in Perth. A possible afternoon shower for Adelaide. Hobart can expect a late shower or two. And morning frost in Canberra but a mostly sunny day.

Back home, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will focus on stability, economic growth and jobs when he officially launches the Coalition's election campaign today in the Sydney electorate of Reid. Liberal MP Craig Laundy holds the inner western suburbs electorate on a margin of 3.3%. Former Prime Ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott are expected to attend the launch. The Labor Party is holding a Queensland launch in Brisbane today. The Opposition officially kicked off its campaign last weekend in western Sydney. Today's Brisbane event will double as a rally about Medicare. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union has "no need to be particularly nasty" in the negotiations with Britain over its exit from the bloc. While some European leaders are pushing Britain to exit the EU quickly, Merkel said she is not in favour of pushing for a speedy withdrawal. She insisted that deterring other countries from leaving the EU should not be a priority in the talks. TRANSLATION: Great Britain must decide, and I of course assume Great Britain, according to how the referendum went, wants to implement this result. Honestly, it shouldn't take ages, that is important, but I will not fight for a short time frame. What's important is Great Britain has not put this proposal into motion and also the agreement isn't finished. Great Britain is still a full member of the EU with all rights and responsibilities. I also spoke to the British Prime Minister about that and he confirms the same. Scotland's First Minister has announced that her Government is putting the wheels in motion for a second independence referendum. Scotland voted 62-38% to remain in the EU in the Brexit referendum. Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland is also continuing discussions with EU institutions on its place within the European Union. Cabinet agreed that we will seek to enter into immediate discussions with the EU institutions and with other EU member states to explore all possible options to protect Scotland's place in the EU. Meanwhile, more than 2 million people have signed a petition calling for a second British referendum on the decision to leave the EU. The petition says the result was too close to represent a mandate by the British people. The petition suggests a minimum vote of 60% either way based on 75% of the population to avoid triggering another referendum. Polls show young people are in favour of Remain but estimate one in five chose not to vote. The petition has reached enough signatures to be considered by Parliament but any change is unlikely.

At least 15 people have been killed in attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Police say extremists from the Al Shabaab group detonated a car bomb before storming the hotel and taking hostages. The military says an operation to retake the Naso-Hablod Hotel has now ended. It comes three weeks after an attack on a separate hotel in Mogadishu killed 10 people and injured at least 50 others. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens of people have been killed in air strikes in the east of the country. It says Russian or Syrian government war planes carried out the bombing which targeted areas largely held by the IS Group. The Observatory says the strikes have killed 47 people including 31 civilians. including 31 civilians. A murder inquiry has been launched after the discovery of a man's body in the northern Perth suburb of Wanneroo on Saturday morning. Detectives said a passer-by found the body and called police. Police said although they could not reveal the type of injuries the man had, the death was being treated as a homicide. A 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the chest at Loganlea, south of Brisbane last night. Police say they are questioning another man over the incident at a house at Bianca Street around 8 o'clock. The Ambulance Service say the 23-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition at the Princess Alexandria Hospital. Brisbane has shivered through its coldest night of the year with temperatures dropping through zero. Parts of Sydney have experienced their coldest morning this year. The Bureau of Meteorology says icy and windy weather affecting parts of the State's central, west and Blue Mountains is expected to continue today. Chilly conditions. I do not recommend getting out on the water. Although apparently the water is quite warm.The trouble is getting out of it when you are wet. out of it when you are wet. Let's get the news in sport, here is Scott Rollinson. The Wallabies lost last night, an issue with the referee as well. Speaking about that, the relationship between the coach and the referees is cold from last night. The coach did not blame the referees for the overall test result. England has made it a clean sweep taking the rugby series against Australia 3-0 after winning the final test in Sydney. The teams traded tries in a high-scoring match with the Wallabies holding a 1-point lead at half time. The English quickly hit the front and were never toppled. The boot of centre Owen Farrell again crucial. The tourists winning 44-40. St Kilda has caused a massive upset in the AFL, beating premiership favourites Geelong by three points. Geelong clawed back the margin in the final quarter before the young Saints again hit the front in the last few minutes. To make matters worse for the Cats, Brownlow Medal favourite Patrick Dangerfield could be in trouble for kneeing Jarryn Geary. Geelong now sit second on the ladder while the Saints are 12th. A premiership contender in the NRL has also taken a hit with Canterbury beating Brisbane 40-14. Bulldogs winger Brett Morris scored a hat-trick of tries in his first game back from injury helping his claims for a State of Origin recall for game 3. Brisbane has now lost four of their last five games. Cronulla remains on top of the table. A James Maloney field goal in extra time giving the Shark a win over the Warriors.

Wales has beaten Northern Ireland 1-0 to move in to the quarter finals of the Euros soccer tournament. An own goal off Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley was all that separated the two sides. Poland is also through to the quarter finals after beating Switzerland in a penalty shootout. And Portugal will join them, beating Croatia 1-0, with the goal coming in deep into the second period of extra time. Tasmanian sprinter Jack Hale has set a new Australian under 20 record in the 100 metres. Running in Germany, the 18-year-old clocked 10.21 seconds. The time is just outside the Olympic qualifying mark of 10. 16. Hale will be aiming to hit that marker at the world junior championships in Poland next month. A big month a for those chasing Olympic dreams. Still a chance for a
Jack hail and the hockey brews into a champions match. Some good signs for us. We're going to take you live to Sydney's Olympic Park now where the Coalition is poised to officially launch their 2016 election campaign. National affairs correspondent Greg Jennett is there and he joins us now. The Coalition expecting a warm welcome and in Western Sydney?That is the way these things are designed. It is interesting, almost nondescriptive venue they have chosen fool his top we are, in the Olympic precinct of Sydney at Homebush. In the electorate of read a Liberal held marginal, one which the Coalition has been feeling reasonably confident about throughout the last seven weeks. As to the venue, it is just a standard hotel ballroom, set up largely for the cameras, as you would expect. We got a sneak peek in the room a moment ago, among many of the projected slides that will go behind the speakers, and they include Julia Bishop and Barnaby Joyce, then Malcolm Turnbull, we saw a slightly reworked version of the liberal logo, as of the words that will, behind the, stick to the plan, that is not new, stability, jobs and growth, the inclusion of the first word, stability ahead of jobs and growth the noticeable addition to the slogan. The National economic plan for jobs and growth has been front and centre as the Prime Minister has gone around the country these last seven weeks is, but only since Brexit came along, didst debility really come to the front, it had been there before, it has been accentuated in the last 48 hours, it will be again today full doc someone who keeps an eye on the campaign and especially on the trade front, it will intersect with the Brexit is the tradesman as. He is there for the launch. What do you expect, what are you looking for, the major theme of stability does get The
accentuated by the Prime Minister? The reason why it because it because it is only the Coalition Australian
providing that option for the Australian people to have a is wrong and stable government. We are focused on our economic plan to drive jobs and growth, the other key feature, only the Coalition provides the Australian people the option of face table consistent government. We know if Bill Shorten and the Greens form a Coalition with some independence that is the the rug
same recipe for chaos we saw under the rug years.You are saying that because there is a sense people are looking for alternatives, they may not switch from liberal to Labour, but there must be liberal work going on saying people are actively looking for alternatives? You are trying to drag them back with these debility message.This isn't a response to focus groups but a statement of fact, only the Coalition will provide a stable consistent government, only they have a clear plan which has us living within our means. I have is being Greens the costings which are a team billion dollars, we know Labour his plan to raise 100 debt
billion dollars of taxes with more debt and deficit, the correlation is the only alternative, that is why it is safe.-- the Coalition. We will focus on the tech tonic ships that happened in the UK a couple of days ago, what do you think it means for voters in Western democracies? We will come to trade in a moment, what message is that sending, that disillusioned people were prepared to vote for should
was an upset?I don't think we should put it all down to dissolution. It was a 52, 48 outcome, what we saw in the UK, there was a bias towards those being older, voting to exit, those younger in major metropolitan areas like London voted to remain. It is not about disillusionment, what decision
happened in the UK, people made a decision about what they are best believed the future of the UK to be. The majority thought that was to be outside the European Union, it does ? economic ships are happening around the world, that is why we have to be vigilant about economic it went.Does it not make a point about who is benefiting most from globalisation, there is the class of people that if you are not working for a multinational, if you are not in the inner city, in a rundown industrial town, you do feel left out, is that something the government is trying to address? I do not see any announcement in the campaign for that last people?It is important for people like me that Australia has been a beneficiary of engagement for the world and the reform process we have gone through. I get that and people feel they are on the out side of that, Australia has a 20 five years of continuous economic growth, under the Coalition, the growth rate is at 3%, unemployment down to 5.7%, the fastest rate of growth, more than any G7 country and the fastest in the developed world, we have job creation in Australia that is accelerating under the Coalition at three times and spend it was under Labour. Engagement with the world is a big positive for all Australians, even those who make real marginalised.That is something you personally have carriage because trade is a big part of the Coalition story? Weir does the EU sit, and we talk about the UK as well, we have aspirations for another free trade agreement with the block, does that have more difficulty as they move to self-preservation mode in the union? Obviously in this term in government, we do with China, South Korea and Japan. I want to continue to expand opportunities for Australia. The European market, one of the biggest markets in the world is a big priority for us. Also respectful of the fact that we have strong links back to the UK. We will have conversations with the UK and pursue that relationship as well.You say from the Australian perspective that you are keen, but why would they be interested in Australia right now? They are almost in an existential crisis. Why would they want to prioritise the beginning, we haven't even got to negotiation yet? Why is it important to them?In the same way that the Coalition of Australia sees trade export opportunities as one of the biggest drivers of the Australian economy. Of course they are looking for opportunities to engage the world. Australia sits poised to do that a mother to either focused on what they can do. People who work there tell us they will need all the friends they can get right now. What happens with Australia and the UK when it comes to trade or trade deals?Were a good friend of the UK, we have strong historical ties and I will certainly be engaging in discussions with the UK about what trade opportunities that may be in the future, I want to make sure we pursue that.Is that encompass an actual bilateral trade agreement? Of course, very open to doing that. The priority is on Europe, but now the UK is there, that is a natural course of action. Our trade future lays in our immediate neighbourhood. The core growth of the economy is happening in Asia. China, South Korea, Japan, it is also happening in some of the other states like Indonesia and Vietnam, these are all countries that we will engage and make sure we can grow the Australian economy.Is that going to slow regional growth? The potential is there for that to happen and that is why it is precisely not the time to change the Australian government. What Australia needs, I believe, is strong, stable government, a clear vision for the future, a clear plan to make sure we keep our economic growth strong. It underpins everyone livelihood, everyone's superannuation.This day will be about Malcolm Turnbull and you are among those who made a decision last September, can you say now with absolute certainty that it was the right one? You are in better shape as the Liberal Party or as a government now than if you had made that decision?That decision was taken. Frankly now it is water under the bridge. Malcolm Turnbull is the man who is not only leading the Coalition the leading our country as Prime Minister. Very, very confident that when faced with the choice between Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten, Australians will follow, Malcolm Turnbull is the only person with the business experience, the understanding of the Australian economy, with the professionalism and United team that will be strong on our borders, drive economic growth and have a clear vision for Australia's future.You are calling a win? You are overly confident?I think most people will understand that mark Turnbull is the person who brings that experience, but also that sovereignty of our nation to the nation.That choice is approaching. Thank you. Andrew, that is it from Homebush for now. We will be back with other interviews and some more previews, if you like, of the main stage agenda, which starts in just under an hour from now, about 45 minutes or so.You are in one of those marginal seats that the Liberals hold, how confident are people there about the chances, particularly in western Sydney given that the latest opinion polls show that the Labor Party may be struggling with those seats? Just picking up on that point, there are coalition people who have watched a lot of elections and whose job it is to keep track of movements in particular seats and you are right, the suggestion is made constantly on the quiet. There won't be broadcast in media doors. As I mentioned at the outset, particularly so in the seat of for
Reid. We will see the city member for the seat running something of morning.
an MC role at the launch this morning. In the broader sweep of the Westerner, there are still seats very much in play. I have not seen Lindsay on that list but we are hearing MacArthur in the south-west is still very much on the line. You wouldn't want to put too much store in some polls, they say it the Labor Party is well ahead in four or five but the general vibe is suggested within the Coalition is that they've feel in south-east Queensland and in some potentially troubling parts for them in western Sydney where they might have been up for losses, they think or hope they have contained in those.Thank you very shortly
much. We'll come back to you very shortly as we leading to the launch of the Coalition campaign there in Sydney. Of course, we are also expecting to hear from the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, will take you there now.Let's make government
it the last Sunday of a Liberal government nationally.

It's fabulous to be back in Queensland, coming into the home straight, ready to hit the line strong. If we want proof that the race can be one, that this can be done, look no further than my friend and your remarkable Premier, Anastasia.

Alongside all the outstanding members in my United Queensland team here today, I would also like you to please acknowledge, definitely my favourite Queensland, Chloe, my wife, thank you for coming. They acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. I pay my respects to their elders, both past and present and in this campaign, we are backing these words of respect with action. 400 new indigenous teachers in our schools, doubling the number of aboriginal rangers to protect our environment and perhaps most importantly, more aboriginal and Torres straight Islander candidates representing the Labor Party than ever before at a national level. Now as you might have heard, Mr Turnbull and his pals are having their launch in Sydney today. The Liberal Party assembly to back,
arrogantly slap each other on the back, to celebrate the victory that already
Mr Turnbull claimed they had already won some weeks ago. I want you to take a moment to actually spare a thought for the person who has to do the seating plan for their launch. If you try alphabetically, you get out of it, Betts, Andrews, Bernardi, Brandis. If you seek the ladies first you run out halfway along the first row. If you do it by policy, everyone grabs the most right-hand seats and poor old Malcolm has to find one too. Enough about them. In Tasmania, where I began this campaign and everyday sense from Beaconsfield to Brisbane, I have said that this election is about choices and priorities. We choose local jobs for local people. A tax cut for small business. Backing against manufacturing and renewable energy and 15,000 new apprenticeships. We choose education. Chomsky funding for our schools, once and for all. -- Gonski. Affordable university, not $100,000 degrees and the deregulation of the Liberal Party. And we are going to clean up the dodgy private providers and vocational education because labour is backing public take all the way. -- the Labor Party. We choose health. Which is decent funding for our hospitals. Affordable medicine and we choose to protect Medicare. We've chosen in this campaign to prioritise roads, rail and a first rate fibre national broadband network. And we most certainly choose a quality -- equality and equal treatment for the women of a stray and an end to family violence. Which is real action on climate change and we choose to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Now, our opponents have made choices to in this campaign -- too. But no amount of WAFL disguised as a tree can disguise the fact that my opponent is a prisoner to his party. Mr Turnbull says this is the time for stability. You cannot have stability without unity. Indeed, you cannot have stability when you are cutting Medicare, you cannot have stability when you are not funding the schools properly, you cannot have stability when you have a poor climate change policy and you offer Australia a second NBN. Mr Turnbull does not represent stability. And you certainly cannot have stability when your party is not united. Our party is united, the Liberals are not united. The single biggest risk to the Australian economy in the next three years is three more years of a divided Liberal government. Our people cannot afford another three years of administration from the week Liberal Prime Minister who spends half his time worrying about his day job and the other half fighting a civil war within his own party. We cannot afford a part-time Prime Minister who doesn't lead his own party totally. And behind the forced smiles today and the awkward music, when we watch them, those Liberals at that party are sharpening their weapons of revenge for the impending civil war in that party after the election. We know they are doing this because shamefully their first target is marriage equality. This $160 million plebiscite that Malcolm Turnbull seeks to inflict upon Australians. The price he is saying we all must pay for his prime ministership, it will dredge up country.
prejudice and it will provide our country. In Australia, no-one should have to justify their relationships and their sexuality to anyone else, it's no 1's business but theirs. And under the Labor Party, the parliament will do its job. We will legislate to make marriage equality a reality within the first hundred days of a new Labor government.We have been hearing from the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, doing a second launch in Brisbane this time after his launch last week in Sydney.

The top stories from abc news. The prime minister Malcolm turnbull will emphasise his leadership credentials in the wake of the vote in Britain. When he officially launches the coalition's election campaign in Sydney today. To be held in the key marginal seat of Reid. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's no need for nastiness, as Britain looks to negotiate its exit from the European Union. Some European leaders are advocating for a swift exit, but Ms Merkel says she's not in favour of a speedy withdrawal. Meanwhile, Scotland's

voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. In Britain, more than two and a half million people have signed a petition, calling for a second EU referendum. The petition, posted on the UK parliamentary website, argues that the Leave side claimed less than 60% of the vote and less than three quarters of eligible voters turned out. The UK parliament considers all petitions with more than 100,000 votes for a debate. And Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says his side will work hard to improve following their series loss to England. The Wallabies lost last night's third test by four points, delivering England a rare clean sweep in Australia. We're going to take you back live to Sydney's Olympic Park now where the Coalition is poised to officially launch their 2016 election campaign. National affairs correspondent Greg Jennett is there and he joins us now. Guests are starting to arrive to the hotel in the Olympic area for what the Coalition is calling the look
campaign launch. When we get to look inside the room, I am not sure it will resemble much of a rally, it is a flat floor pan with guests seated in rows going back from the stage, larger volume venues have been used at campaign launches in recent venues. The Brisbane Convention Centre, popular three years ago has not been used by either party on this occasion, a much bigger venue than the cosy appear organised here in Sydney. Among the guests who are here, and about to take his seat in the rally, as the finance minister, we will talk through some of the campaign themes and the more recent developments in Europe. Minister, welcome. Stability, I will put to you the same question I put to your colleague, the inclusion of the word stability in the logo today, it is not by accident how much is drawing on the events in Europe and the UK recently?These are uncertain times, Australia faces global economic Edwin is an external risk beyond our control that is important in that context, and especially with the momentous decision taken in Britain on Thursday that we continue to have a stable government in Australia, implementing a clear plan for the economy and jobs and growth. The Turnbull government has that plan, it is best placed to continue to provide political stability. Some of the immediate reactions we saw on the market if they were to persist, it would flow through onto the broader economy and government revenue, wouldn't it?The sort of decision made on Thursday was going to create a level of uncertainty for a period, driven by the markets, the important point is the Turnbull government in Australia has a plan for a strong and successful economy, it planned to GE deal with whatever comes their way, a plan to make sure we are as was early and as possible to deal possible
with challenges, and the best possible position to take opportunities. Bill Shorten would lead a labour, green Independent Alliance delivering chaos and higher
dysfunction, bigger differences and higher taxes, weaker growth and week of orders.You say you have a plan to deal with whatever comes out ways, do you have any ideas on what the repercussions might be for government finances?At any point in time there are things happening in the world that matter to us but are outside of our control, the important thing is in Australia we do everything we can to put ourselves in the strongest possible position, our national economic plan is designed to do precisely that, boost investment and innovation, support start-ups, to support local manufacturing, a more dependent -- a better business tax rate, it is to make sure the Australian has an economy to deal with whatever comes their way.It is a plan that is a Budget, those plans were made absent of the knowledge of what occurred on Friday morning. None of this is locked in any plan, it is vulnerable to all sorts of fluctuations, we are only at the front of what that might look like? You can't rule it out, the deficits, might be deeper, more deeper than you had forecast only in May?The Budget and the economic banners for jobs and growth, the parameters are based on the best available information and ticked off by the treasurers and secretaries of finance, what the plan is designed to do is to make sure we are in the best edition to be success will in the future, rest victim of what happens the rest of the world. Because the uncertainty, because of the headwinds that come our way from time to time, it is important we continue to implement the plan to create more jobs, the Labour plan is more taxes that will cost the economy and that is not what Australia needs right now.All the people the Turnbull Cabinet, nobody knows Europe better than you, what is your interpretation about what happens next, what is the potential for the events to make further financial but social chaos?The decision on Thursday was a matter for the British people, it was their decision, from here it is a matter for the British government, with Europe to negotiate what comes next, there are certain procedural steps they will have to follow, right now nothing has changed in practice other than the outlook, obviously, as soon as Britain has chosen a new leader, as soon as the Conservative party has chosen a new leader and a new Prime Minister, decisions will have to be made on the ex- pros is. We are seeing European leaders rally together saying to Britain, if you want to go, go quickly, why do you think they are doing that? Who are they speaking to?These questions are matters for the Europeans and United Kingdom to sort out, from our point of view we have a strong and positive relationship with Britain, we look forward to continuing to pursue every possible business opportunity with written. We also focus on how relationship with continental Europe through France and Germany, we are exploring a possible export trade deal with the EU as well. We are keen to make sure, we can have the best possible relationship, with the UK and Europe.Do you more
think the trade deal with Europe is more likely or less like Lee because of the events of last week? We will continue to negotiate, that is a matter now for the processes into the future to determine.The relationship with the new Prime Minister of the UK, whoever that is, it is that important to Australian to reach out to them in the moment of loneliness?Is drag it has got historically and into the future a very strong and positive relationship with Britain. -- Australia. We would expect that to continue. I'm confident that will continue, and we have a good and positive relationship with Europe. We will do everything to make sure that continues to the future.Back to the purpose of today to give renewed momentum, is to announce anything new or repackage all you have said in the last even weeks?I will not steal the Prime Minister's thunder, the key purpose is to explain the importance of the National economic plan for jobs and growth, the importance of political stability, not to put at risk what has been achieved and what is yet to be done, this is about making sure the Australian people understand the choice in front of them, between the continuation of ace table government delivering jobs and growth, or the chaos and is functioning coming with a Bill Shorten lead majority government which would deliver bigger deficits, higher taxes, weaker growth and week of orders.We will finish with the stability line, the call oh -- the Coalition went through as I decision and instability last September, can use they now on this day that was the right decision, you are in a better position as a government now having made that choice?The jaws of this election is a choice between a Coalition government and a Bill Shorten Labour green Independent Alliance. -- the jaws. A strong recommendation to the Australian people is continue to support the strong and united Turnbull government, support stability, support the plan for jobs and growth, the alternative would deliver chaos and dysfunction, bigger deficits, higher taxes and Australia
week of orders, that is not what Australia needs. -- week of orders. Thank you for your thoughts today. We have heard a lot from Mateus Korman, as campaign spokesman, it has been his daily duty to the
consolidate the message, often in the absence of leaders on the move or unavailable, or travelling round the country, he has done that one
tirelessly over seven weeks and his one remaining half to launch day. We will rejoin you later heard of the campaign launched by the Coalition in Sydney. The decision to leave the EU has sent shockwaves through the country and around the world, rocking financial markets and toppling the prime minister. Voters are beginning to absorb the effects of the result, and its repercussions for years to come. You get plenty of Spanish cherries to the pound at this market in Sheffield. Many say EU membership has left a visit tasteful dark most voted to leave but not all believe it will actually happen.Even when I voted, as you'll thought we would remain in the EU.Do you regret voting leave?I died, but I do have reservations and one day have I made the right decision.At the fishmonger, the prospect of what those
lies ahead is sinking in, even for those who voted to leave.I went to bed on Thursday night, thinking I would get up and still be in UK -- Europe Friday morning, I was shocked, as done and scared whether don't
I had made the right decision, I don't know, I hope I have. Sheffield is a city divided almost exactly in half, 49% voted to remain, 51% to leave. Of more than a quarter of a million votes cast, 5,000 in. Many out boats with protest votes against the government, the economy and immigration fool his top people the
that come in all the time, taking the jobs, we should come first. Keeping that will change as a result quiz Mac yes, I do.We have lost the steelworks, everything has gone, everything is going, we need more putting in to get Sheffield on its feet again.Sheffield is Tilse split but here, just as in the country, it was leave who spoke loudly. A west Australian Parliament tree inquiry has been told and inquiries needed to address the state's suicide right. Suicide prevention analyst says the problem is getting worse and should be an election issue.The third time I've been on your program for three years. The second time it was won in 19. It is much worse than that, it is in my estimation, one in 10, because of under reporting issues, because of the inability for a colonial inquiry to make a determination in terms of who is right, what is required in terms of the criteria, it is one in 10, for one and 12, the trend is indicating it will get worse. Before we know it, 5% will be 10%, the underestimation which I am arguing, diapers and, it will be natural
15%, when we couple that with our natural death, couple that with premature deaths, we have a humanitarian crisis.I note also, we saw this year, the distressing situation whereby a very young person had 10, took her life in March will start I have seen also this week in Western Australia, the State Government is rolling out a news G in terms of child protection, how important is that factor when taking into consideration the situation with suicide and is dull Palm?To lose 18-year-old is an abomination, there are no words for the loss, I am aware of eight -year-olds and 9-year-old olds we have lost, we of
have all is lost in the last couple of years, not just 18-year-old, an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old, he came out of a community we are tragically we buried three young people, the youngest was fifth team, and five days fool his top in terms of your question about child protection strategies, the issues are multifactorial and intertwined, the reality is more children are being removed and families than ever before. They are an elevated risk group, publicly the highest risk group. If you are a foster child, you have been removed from your family, you are at a higher risk, of high ins archaeological trauma, the constancy of trauma which becomes multiple and composite trauma and degenerates to degenerate trauma. Even our rates in the Kimberley, which are an abomination.The Northern Territory and Far North Queensland, which is often forgotten but has an equivalent suicide rate to that of the Kimberley.We are also one week away from the federal poll, do you feel there is political and social willingness to proceed with measures such as a Royal Commission with a particular steps that you feel need to be taken?Well, what we need are the numbers in terms of actually
the political machinery that is actually out there and prioritisation of a pressing issue. It should have been on the table for the selection. This should be the pressing issue.That is suicide prevention research had Jerry Jones artist. It is a whitewash completed by England in the rugby.No other way to put it, really. England beating Australia. A lot of credit to the English. A lot will be said about the Wallabies' performance over the last three tests but England did well. Australia scored more tries in the English, five to four. That was his first try for the Wallabies in the first half. A spectacular one just before half-time, Mike Brown, the English fullback on the end of a nice chip and chase. England again home, well, it wasn't really comfortable in this one, but they seemed in control for the second half. Alan Farrell again the star for the English. The Centre keeps 24 of the English's 44 points. He was better the match and I am not sure if he was named the men of the series but he probably would have been for close to, he was outstanding.Let's turn our attention to the AFL and you are pretty happy with the results as well?Is a St Kilda supporter, reasonably pleased this morning. It was a disappointing night for the Cats. They jumped out of the blocks early, it got a good lead, the young Saints side, Nathan Ryan Wood some early goals for St Kilda. The Cats came back in the third quarter and looked like they might close the gap and really put the pressure on. They did hit the lead for a short time in the last quarter, Geelong, before St Kilda finished strongly, the young side prevailing in a big surprise. Many thought the Cats would probably win this comfortably. The main talking point of the week will be Patrick Dangerfield, favourite for the Brownlow Medal, is needed hit the head of an opposition player. Steve Johnson kicked four goals for GWS. Five teams now set on 40 points at the top of the AFL ladder and the Hawks can move to the top if they have a win over the Gold Coast today.In the NRL, Brisbane, they were fancies for the premiership earlier on in the season, they are struggling to win again now.They are struggling to win again. Someone still think they are fancies for the grand final. They lost to the Bulldogs last night 40-14 and it was a relatively easy win for the dogs in the end. The first game Brett Morris has played this year, he scored a hat-trick of tries and just a nice reminder for State of Origin selectors what he can do ahead of game three in Sydney. He will be pushing his claims no doubt. A good win for the Bulldogs and a good win for Cronulla over the Warriors and that table.
puts the sharks at the top of the table.Think you very much.That is all from us here at Weekend Breakfast for today, have a wonderful afternoon.Think it'll watching. We will return you to Sydney's Olympic Park were our political team is covering the Coalition's official campaign launch of the federal election. Yes, we are at peak Liberal arrival time he had Olympic Park in Homebush. You can see all of the invited guests making their way into the launch from that is due to start in just under 10 minutes from now. To preview events here we have the best in the business, the ABC's logical editor -- political editor. Don't stuff up, it is one of consolidation today, isn't it?It together
is bringing all the elements together of the past seven weeks too. The party is looking for another 3-year term, stability will be big in this speech and also I think there has been a little bit given
of rewriting in the last 48 hours given the result that we saw in Britain with the referendum, Brexit will also feature is one of the central reasons the Prime Minister and the Coalition will argue for real action.Uncertain times, don't make rash versus. The other thing he will be trying to do is to make sure that people don't have a protest vote. He will be looking to say that voting for an independent or the Greens is likely to lead to chaos and instability.You do want a perverse or accidental result, if
what you think they are picking up if they are narrowing of the message to those who would go via a protest vote?There will clearly be a large protest vote, particularly in the Senate but also the House of Representatives. What we probably will see their from the latest research in both major parties is that there will be three Liberals returned, three Labor returned and three Xenophon candidates, one green. In fact, although we had a double dissolution election and a reform of the electoral system, whoever becomes Prime Minister after this election will face a difficult
Senate that is at least as difficult as it has been in the happen in
past. The big concern is that might happen in lower house seats as well. within
Also on that point, there are some within the Coalition who argue the point that while this time they had quite a diverse crossbench, they feel knickers in a fond will be an easier candidate to negotiate with and won't be as volatile as some of the other individuals we have seen on the crossbench -- Nick Xenophon. Suddenly we have been trying to get out of our previous guest. The events of Europe will create challenges, 1-day? For whoever gets up here Saturday. The economic plan as it is touted in this speech today is the budget and that is reliant on forecasts and none of those would have taken into account that the modulus events of the previous 48 hours. No, it will be fascinating, whoever wins. What they think, how long they think the ramifications for the Brexit vote will take the washout through the global economy and indeed affecting Australia.And the answer to that question is no-one knows. This is a tectonic shift in the political and economic international waters. This will week
play out through the course of this week obviously. We will see in the markets on Monday morning, they hate uncertainty and they will be skittish, they will head off to where they see the less risk and must reward. -- least. At the heart of that, we are going to have to see the Labor Party put out its economic costings.We might get your thoughts on Western democracies and Estrela is one of them and what we have learnt from the events in Europe and the UK in just a moment, but it has gone slightly quiet behind us now, that's because most of the invited guests have taken up their seats. On the way in, our reporter was down in the throng and capturing the mood of the Liberal faithful. Security is tight here at Homebush where the Coalition is holding its launch. Sniffer dogs have been controlling the perimeter of this venue. It has been carefully chosen, it is a made for television event. There are television screens decked out in Liberal blue with a smiling lockable Turnbull -- Malcolm. We have heard Malcolm Turnbull stressing the whole campaign, but today they are also talking about sticking with stability. The Coalition asking the public not to elect a fifth Prime Minister in five years. They have been very on messages they entered the venue. The federal election is a closely fought campaign. It is a very clear choice between the continuation of a stable government and Malcolm Turnbull implementing a plan for jobs and growth and on the other hand the chaos that would come with a Labor government. The Coalition are suggested to hang onto the key marginal seats required here in Sydney and in Queensland...OK, they were the Liberals as they arrived, they are now, not locked away but behind closed doors behind us and the rally itself, I am not sure how much of a rally will look like, they are calling it a rally. Just going back to that question, the broader factors that come into play in America, in Australia, if you are not feeling like you are part of the globalised open trading nations, maybe you are sitting in the Larroyer area, what you think the lessons are for Western democracies?There are real lesson is there, that is perhaps how we could see Nick Xenophon picking up lower house seats in South Australia. There is a big group of disenchanted people who feel disconnected with this digital age. They ask how it affects them. We might see in some seats like that more votes going towards parties that are offering a message that sounds and resonates, that sounds realistic to them and resonates with them. One of the focus groups that we saw a couple of weeks ago in Lindsey, a key seat here in Sydney, a lot of people were very disappointed with both of the major political parties here and both were remembering John Howard, or one of them said they wish they could bring him back. People are harking back to stable times, no shocks, smooth sailing.You and I heard that in the cab on the way in. I think for the commentary that it is around at the moment, for people to say the people who voted for Brexit were in some ways morons who were voting against their own self-interest, I think there is a real issue about the way they are perceiving their own population. It is the same in Australia and in the United States, if the system doesn't work for you and if you haven't had a pay rise in the ninth -- since the 1970s, you need someone who will break the system. It will be externally difficult, but the alternative to that, which we might see in other parts of Europe, is the rise of the extreme left and extreme right and people breaking things in the streets.How might that find expression in this election? We have already talked about this pitch by the Prime Minister today, not to spray off to the alternatives who are not the major parties. Is that a live option?Absolutely. I think there is a disenchantment in both the major parties and it will express itself in this election in a much independence
greater representation on independence and others on the party lists. There might well be some changes in the lower house, we are yet to see that. Think even the ABC's Antony Green has said it is really hard to predict what the outcome will be say in South Australia with a lot of those lower house seats, we are just not going to know.Bill Shorten's response to racks, he has started to use this phrase about inclusive growth. Can we say, looking at the optimistic side, that Australia is more successful in a bipartisan sense? In managing that inclusive growth. If you were unemployed in northern England, you might not feel that inclusive growth has really succeeded in your country.Australia has been much more successful without across the last half-century. The trick is to make sure that continues. People have lost faith with all of the major institutions. One of the things that happened in the UK was that it was the wrong move to have the people who wanted to stay in Europe have the World Bank and all these elitist organisations telling what they should do. They are the people they blame for their circumstances. There might be blaming the wrong people but they are hurting and they want change. When you throw a question open to the public, it you just can't be sure of the answer. We are going to have an experiment like that again at the ballot losses within, three or four months after this election? That's right, before the end of the year, the Coalition is promising if it is re-elected they will have the plebiscite on same-sex marriage, that it should be held before the end of the year. That will be an opportunity for people to express their vote, yet we are seeing interesting murmurings too within Parliament about whether MPs are going to be honouring that the site -- plebiscite. The Prime Minister argued that whatever result came up with, that it would stick in Parliament. Not sure that is going to hold out. Steven we are starting to see some security guards take up position behind us, and indicated that Malcolm Turnbull is on the move. You may see ham mu behind us very shortly. We do have a shot available from inside the launch room. Difficult to describe to you, a modest room, a flat ballroom as you would see in any hotel, they have not grand -- they have not gone for the grand Theatre seating, like the Brisbane Convention set. This is modest by design and by setting.The other thing which is a big difference between this time and last time, no team sitting with the Prime Minister on the stage, this is the Turnbull liberal team and he is front and centre, behind the Minister we see the words Dick to the plan, stability, jobs, growth.The Turnbull factor has been promoted heavily for seven weeks, it must tell you they feel he is still the best asset?They still think he is the best asset, even though his personal approval figures have gone down quite considerably since he took over at the front of the party last six Temba. A lot of people wearing tops with team Turnbull on the back. Another interesting thing we will see as well as tributes to John Howard, a tribute to Tony Abbott, and that will be important for the party to acknowledge.They will have to do that with the right touch, you can't hide your history, you have to take it on with occasions like this?Not too much too little,, you have referred to John Howard, the place he has in liberal hearts is enormous, even if you go only on one indicator, the rousing reception he got on arrival down in the foyer. He still looms large as their father figure?He is the idol, 12 years of government he managed to lead, he took the party from roughly 13 years of being out in the wilderness, he united the party, he was able to take it from the budgetary position when they took over, to 40 billion from memory in the bank when he left. They very much holed up in the pantheon of Liberal leaders, he is up there with Robert Menzies.It shows economic stability is one of the keys to governmental stability, that is what John Howard said -- had through the course of this government, he benefited very well through the mining boom. It was keeping Australia flight, then the money was spread through the community, the problem this government has, it has to try to drag some of the benefit back.The boom times can make you look good as a Prime Minister and as a bureaucrat, nobody lost their job back in time by under estimating revenue and services, they always came in above the forecast. That is leaders
the inverse of the situation leaders now have, and are likely to have over the next decade and beyond?The core issue for the Labour Party, when they have to release the costings, we know it may be up by a few billion dollars but they will be shy of the government, when it comes to with the deficit will be over the next few years, the government will jump all over that.They will do that given the events over the last 48 what
hours, given we really don't know what is going to happen with the forecasting, given that Labour has flagged for weeks those deficits will be much larger than what the government has promised. You can see that will play into the Coalition hands. People will say how can you trust them then we don't know the circumstances are that.
hateful top give us a sense of that.You were privy to some information on where Australia's debts with all of this and the huge uncertainty when comes down to trade deals?We also discussed this with Steve Ciobo 50 minutes ago, is the only ones to explore, it has not got to the starting gate of European
negotiations, a trade deal with the European Union, you have to wonder whether they may now be in self-preservation mode, Australia at the opposite end of the world, could work both ways, they won -- they may want to look like they are still transacting and doing business with people like Australia, the other, they work on preservation and the existential set of other states peeling off, the UK site will look to Australia as a friend and ally to rally around them at this lonely time in the history, there are also architectural problems, they hardly even have a trade Department left, it was all out forced to the EU, we are told by people in government before
who deal with this sort of thing, before Australia might look to evens trike a agreement with the new freestanding UK, they have to Organisation,
be readmitted to the world Trade Organisation, again that could take years to be readmitted. This is even before they get to peeling off in what could be a 2-year process of disengagement.One of the things they will come up against is a more protectionist Senate, it was already going and that direction, anything the government wants to do, the difficulty will be multiplied the. Pauline Hanson is likely to get up in Queensland, Jacky Labbe in Tasmania, you have a highly protectionist block in the Senate, it is major parties don't agree, striking any kind of trade deal will be a difficult thing.It has been a big part of the economic story, Andrew Robb got all those wins under his belt, Japan, China, you would have two things the next wave facing a Labour trade minister is harder to bag, they include India, perennially difficult to deal with, that is for you get to the Senate, Indonesia, EU, quite a difficult basket of trade deals they made PSU in the next Parliament?What is left of the EU, difficult pathways are heard, not only that will prove difficult new trade deals, but you have got a block, potentially, sitting on the crossbench, it will bring into question the government's 50 billion tax cut land for corporate Australian, Labour has said they don't agree with the size of businesses it should be allowed to access that kind of tax cut, will having
we see the government is re-elected having to negotiate the size of that package with the crossbench? when
The Prime Minister may hit a vacuum when he gets to that, he can renegotiate the first part of that, businesses up to $2 billion, they may get the labour over -- Labour Party over the line with 10 billion dollars, what is this government's agenda, it faced as an end of the year with the main issue of Converse nation is a Plymouth died on gay marriage quiz back that is not going to be something the Prime Minister wants to spend every day talking about.It will dominate the first days, weeks and months after next Saturday. It is official, this campaign launch is like so many other things over the last seven weeks, not running to time. The hatches descended over the building, there are only one or two people left to enter the room, Malcolm Turnbull is one of them. Is Deputy
deputy quite possibly and his Deputy Prime Minister Barney Joyce, all will be among the speakers on the stage. The MC role will all to read.
the local member, in the seat of read. That rings us back to a discussion about eats, some of the messaging we receive from Coalition types said the targeting of people who would go by the protest vote is a message to 14 or 15 seats that are in the balance. Is that the agreed number, we are not now talking about a greater or lesser number, it is around a dozen?15 seats in particular, they will be week.
hammering that message in the final week. The other interesting and, the Brexit endows, to a degree, it is a circuit maker, many in the Coalition believe, the Medicare argument running so strongly for the past week.A message through to say, we would you hide in plain costings
site if you wanted to do your in
costings quiz back you may do that in the shadow of the Coalition launch. The costings of the Labour Party will be released later on today full dark some people may call it cynical.It is a perfectly good place to hide it, how could it tell.
be a good story labours trying to tell. These numbers while not detailed, and Judy be deep in the red over the four years that matter.I don't think you can hide conversation
these things, that is a conversation starter or the rest of the week, the government will be saying don't think it the Labour Party announced on Sunday, whatever the number is.A difficult job to reconcile and Labour loves a 10-year number, the number is everyone will look at for the Coalition are the 4-year figures, they saw when they first played this midcampaign, about of honesty, levelling with people, the invest once they want to make with health and education with doing as a social good. I just wonder whether that is as sustainable now because of the things we are talking about today?They have been unapologetic about saying this is the choice Labour would like to make. They education
want to spend more money on education and health, and on education they believe that will lead to a better investment, productivity investment for Australia by putting that money and education full. By going deep into the read now, in these circumstances, that will be the contest they have to fight over the next six days.Will it be one they for
can win? It is a question of them for values and choices. You should be prepared to spend more on education, a part of -- part from the economic benefit there is ace though shall benefit. Say it is for five million dollars over four years, this government will only reduce the Budget deficit by $1.7 billion in $2 trillion worth of spending over the next four years, that is not even a rounding error, nobody is making huge inroads into the is earlier frustrating is that we
the world has given us a pay cut, we are getting less money than used to get.With reminding everyone, we are looking at -80 million dollars worth of deficits over the next four years, and is -- and inescapable fact, the question now is dozen improve or deteriorate as we have discussed, markets open on Monday, more at Peebles, inevitably, that will cross over into govern -- government revenue? You cannot predict the future, the UK is the first domino to fall in the European Union, and doubts to come apart, the euro itself starts policy
to come apart there is a monetary the man.
policy tearing apart Europe that the man. Could it be the Netherlands, Sweden is talking about it and is there, at the same time it is under pressure on us borders with millions of people marching through to to Germany. That is ace system under not enormous strain, how to use the help hangs together without the British leaving, the problem any government has in the future, absolute uncertainty, none of those numbers will ever be achieved. They will surprise us on the ups died and the downside but they will not hit the mark.Another point Bill Shorten has made over the last 24 hours, he has tried to make medical mileage, David Cameron, Malcolm Turnbull is Australia's David Cameron, splits and these Conservative parties are comparable. What do you think of that line that he opened up yesterday?It seems to be a little over the top, his argument being, David Cameron promised this referendum has a way of appeasing the right of the Conservative party, the corollary being Malcolm Turnbull agreed to continue the party decision on a plebiscite or same sex marriage to keep the right on the party happy, look what has happened to David Cameron. They predict that is what could happen to Malcolm Turnbull. A little over the top.An update on the idea Chris introduced a month ago, one o'clock for Chris Pine and Tony Burke to release Labour's fully costed policies. They will have Parliamentary Budget office numbers against them. That will be one o'clock, just clear of a vent here that are not running to time. -- events. We do not have a sense that the speech of Malcolm Turnbull will be especially long. Probably briefer than the speech of Bill Shorten's speech in Penrith a week ago. They can release them whenever they like but that is very unlikely. Again, we will be talking at the margins. We will not be talking an enormous difference in the long-running between these two major parties.If no other reason, the speech is carefully calibrated not to include much new material. As news reporters, there is not a hell of a lot for us to pick apart here. We probably want to look at the Labor numbers that list in equal measure.That is the whole part about this speech, the Coalition's strategy, there are no great shocks, no great announcements that come out of the blue in what we are expecting the Prime Minister to say today that this launch. That very much feeds into the narrative that they want to feed to the voters. We will continue delivering government in the way that we have in the past at least six months or so. They are hoping that government will -- resonate through the voters.This Prime Minister has done the bare minimum through the course of the campaign. They have essentially been governing their way through it, saying to the public, you don't want to fit a minister in six years and by the way, this is not as offensive as the last person we have.Obviously that was a calculated decision very early on now they have doubled down on it because of what we have been talking about will stop Tony Abbott is in the house. Janette Howard, John Howard.It is very moody lighting.What that probably tells us is the arrival of the principles involved in this launch shouldn't now
be too far off if the front row is now being filled out with guests of honour, Tony Abbott, three years, he would want to forget the last 10 months or so. It does demonstrate a lot about Australian politics, doesn't it? A guy could have got a thumping victory almost three years ago and he hears in this situation. ago
Who would have thought three years ago on the cusp of a thumping electoral victory that the Coalition would have knifed first-term Prime Minister. Everyone to
said it was impossible and it came to be.Here we are talking about stability. David Cameron Lynch to mismanage events to the event where he lost his prime ministership and Campbell Newman went from a thumping victory to a crushing defeat in the space of one term. There is a lot more volatility.The other lesson of the Campbell Newman experience was that if you tell voters you are going to do something and completely do something else and break electoral promises along the way, you will be punished.I feel that could be evidence of that a dysfunctional or some always get it right.The flag, we can't be too far off.We will go to the coverage now. # Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free. We've golden soil and wealth for toil, our home his girt by C. -- sea. Our land abounds in nature's gifts of beauty rich and rare. In history's page, let every stage advance Australia fair. Enjoy. In and let us sing, advance Australia fair.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, please be seated.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Federal member for Reid, Gradel laundry -- Craig Laundy.

To my parliamentary colleagues, State and Federal, to former members of parliament, state and federal, to my friends and my family, I say good morning and welcome to Reid. Reid is an amazing place. Full of amazing people. People are prepared to have a go. There are some 23,000 small businesses in this electorate, with turnovers of $10 million or less, which employs some 26,000 locals. Local jobs. It is an amazingly culturally diverse place. More than half of the homes in Reid speak more than one language. But of all those cultures, our most important culture.
is quite clearly our indigenous culture. A culture that dates back proudly some 60,000 years. And today, we meet on aboriginal land. And I would like to acknowledge aboriginal elders, past, present future.
and very importantly, into the future. It is such a thrill to play host to this national campaign launch. Again, on behalf of Suzy and my family, I say welcome to an amazing part of Sydney, where it is and honour to represent and host you today, have a great day.

Ladies and gentlemen, please and
welcome the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Nationals, Barnaby Joyce.

It sounds like you go to bed earlier than I did last night. Ladies and gentlemen, it is an absolute pleasure to be here, there are so many people I would like to acknowledge that if I started now, that would be the speech. Driving through the frost this morning, flying down through the Hunter Valley, catching a taxi with a guy who had started his life in Bangladesh, you start to acknowledge exactly what we have in this nation. A culture of formed by nature. It has been populated by an egalitarian and generous people. An egalitarian and generous people who we inclined to capture late -- encapsulate, their dreams and wishes. The person or the individual, though they may not the born with the best wallet, though they may not have had the fortuitous outcome of a generous genealogy, they might not have had the best education, but that individual can start from the bottom and make their way through to the top, through the economic and social stratification of life. Limited only by their innate abilities. That is what encompasses the Liberal Party and the National Party and that is what we are taking as the core of our being into the selection. -- this election. Our job as a government is to remove the impediments and to provide assistance rule cried -- where required. We have reached out to the far western corners of our nation, into those disparate corners that have been afflicted by drought and delivered to them concessional loans, delivered to them assistance to keep the dignity in their house. To make sure the mums and dads had the capacity to pay their bills. We believe that every person in every corner of this nation has an equal right to that former Social Security number to where you live. We believe also making sure that we create the infrastructure to take them forward. Over a couple of hundred years and 60,000 years before that, our nation has built two roads from east to west. One across the Nullarbor. It is this government that put $100 million on the table the other day so that we can start making the third one. So that you can drive from Perth to Cairns in a direct route. We believe that this nation has a vision, a vision for greater things, a vision for better things. Just like we believe in building dams. We have moved from a nation that has been scared of construction to one that prides itself on construction. We put money on the table so that we can start Rookwood we are, that we will provide over 2000 jobs in over a billion dollars a year extra income for those people. We have done it in McAllister. Modern pipeline, a real vision. Really backed by real dollars. By an astute treasurer who has the capacity to make sure that we can balance the books, because if we can't balance the books, it's not a promise, it's a dream.

We have started the inland row to create a corridor of commerce from Melbourne through to Brisbane through the districts of Victoria, through the Western Districts of New South Wales, two south-western south-east Queensland to create the opportunity for young men and women and their families who wish to go west for that opportunity. We believe in growing our nation in new places. We believe in that great
vision that takes us beyond the great dividing range and we have precisely
the money on the table to do precisely that. The same sort of vision we have seen with the rollout of mobile phone towers and Indian. Ladies and gentlemen, there are people who today are still doing it tough and looking for that first job. Who need to break the ice. We have done so much work with people and making that a pathway. The small business or another business to show them how to get their own life getting ahead. Today, ladies and gentlemen, we announced in the Coalition that we will put $200 million into a regional jobs and investment package. We are doing so we can for the go from area to area where people are doing it tough and make sure we get people back into work. That we get people back into jobs. That we are standing behind them, that we are assisting them, because we know once they are up and running again, they will look after themselves as they always do in this great country. The ICPA, they are almost like the mother's mafia who hound outdoors to make sure that kids in Western Districts can get to secondary schools. There have also reduced from 18 to 14 months so that people can get assistance for tertiary studies. Ladies and gentlemen, what is the alternative to the Liberal National coalition? Well, it is a green Labor Independent Alliance, the glee club.

glee club. And what are they out there doing? They are out there, they can't think of a policy so they have dreamt up lies and talking about them. They have decided they can continue talking about the privatisation of Medicare. They can fight against that as well and will probably have more success. This is their approach, they have become so hopeless, so pathetic that now they are just making up the stories to argue against themselves. If that is what they are offering the Australian people, than they have nothing at all to offer the Australian people. But in closing, what we have delivered, record cattle prices, record meat sheep prices, and even have too many of them around here at the moment. Record sugar prices, record pork prices. We are turning things around, because we are managers. We can manage things. They closed down the live cattle trade, we expanded it. More than half of the Department of agriculture, we made agricultural exports the second biggest in our nation. Ladies and gentlemen, we are not scared or fearful of the future. As a nation,