With only two more days until Aussies go to the polls, our would-be leaders are busy criss-crossing the nation, kissing babies, and shaking hands.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, for his part, threw his focus on northeast Victoria yesterday.
For the second time this week, the PM was in the seat of Indi on Wednesday.
Currently, outgoing independent Cathy McGowan holds the seat, with a 5.5% swing, Morrison is there campaigning for the Coalition to win back the electorate.
‘There’s a lot of moving pieces up here,’ he said from the driver’s seat of a tractor he was sitting in.
‘There’s a lot of moving parts.’
Morrison was visiting a Wangaratta family business that produces parts for heavy machinery, the Australian Associated Press reports.
Adam Fendyk, the owner, wants to expand.
‘You’ve got to have a go,’ he said, inadvertently borrowing one of the Prime Minister’s favourite lines.
‘It’s one of the things about our family; we won’t die wondering, we’ll ask some questions of ourselves.’
Which impressed the PM.
‘I’m a bit the same,’ he said.
After the visit, the PM went to help a young couple cut the ribbon on their new home, AAP reports.
‘This is what I do for all first home buyers now,’ he joked.
Morrison not keen on independents
With the upcoming election set to be held this Saturday, the PM is confident of regaining the seat of Indi.
‘I’m confident because of Steve Martin’s great credentials,’ he said of the local Liberal candidate.
‘I’m confident because I believe people here in Indi so want to see a government member here in Indi that can be part of the plans that we continue to roll out.’
In the past two decades, North East Victoria has seen either Sophie Mirabella or Cathy McGowan running for their seat.
Independent Helen Haines is coming up against the Liberals, which is expected to come down to a two person race.
Dr Haines stated that she expects a phone call from the PM on Sunday morning if she wins.
Morrison isn’t keen on the prospect.
‘On Sunday morning I’m looking to give Steve Martin a call,’ he said.
Instead, the PM has warned about the potential risks of voting for an independent candidate.
‘You never know what you’re going to get,’ he said.
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