Australia: Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison make their pitch for your vote

Anthony Albanese REFUSES to take voter's questions

  Anthony Albanese REFUSES to take voter's questions The punter approached Mr Albanese as he addressed the press in Perth on Wednesday morning. It was an awkward moment for the Labor leader ahead of the election campaign.The punter approached Mr Albanese as he addressed the press in Perth on Wednesday morning.

Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have laid out their pitches to be Australia's prime minister with the incumbent calling an election for May 21.

The prime minister met with Governor-General David Hurley in Yarralumla on Sunday morning to dissolve parliament and confirm the election date.

The Liberal and Labor leaders posted well crafted videos attempting to play to the personalities of both men, with Mr Morrison identifying his love for the country while Mr Albanese gave a window into his life.

They also wrote opinion pieces outlining the policies that set them apart and pointed to the claimed failures of their opponents.

Scott Morrison vows to serve his entire term if he wins the election

  Scott Morrison vows to serve his entire term if he wins the election Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 'of course I do, there's a lot to do' when asked if he would commit to serving his entire term, rather than handing over, as he called an election for May 21.The Coalition leader finally called the election date on Sunday, after three tumultuous years for the economy, a pandemic, and global security.

Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have laid out their pitches to be Australia's prime minister with the incumbent heading to Canberra to formally call an election © Provided by Daily Mail Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have laid out their pitches to be Australia's prime minister with the incumbent heading to Canberra to formally call an election Mr Albanese wants Australia to become the world's 'renewable energy superpower' and wants to run on a campaign of positivity and forward-thinking © Provided by Daily Mail Mr Albanese wants Australia to become the world's 'renewable energy superpower' and wants to run on a campaign of positivity and forward-thinking

'Our government is not perfect. But we have been upfront. You know what we stand for, you can see our record of delivery, and you can see our plan for the future,' Mr Morrison wrote.

'We live in the greatest country in the world, but with a better government Australia can be even greater. We can aim higher and strive for more,' Mr Albanese countered.

The current PM pointed to everything Australia has overcome during his tenure, citing the fires, floods, pandemic, and war.

Anthony Albanese says Australians deserves better than Scott Morrison

  Anthony Albanese says Australians deserves better than Scott Morrison Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has vowed to never 'go missing' if he is elected Prime Minister in a sly dig at Scott Morrison for taking a holiday in Hawaii during the 2019-2020 bushfires.Mr Albanese took the opportunity to slam the prime minister during his pitch to replace him in the country's top job in Canberra on Sunday.

'But set against those difficulties Australia, and Australians, have shown what we can overcome together. Unemployment was predicted to reach 15 per cent, but it is now just four per cent — the equal lowest level in 48 years,' Mr Morrison penned.


Video: Albanese levels with Morrison as preferred PM (Sky News Australia)

He said despite the struggles of the past two years, which include tens of thousands of deaths, skyrocketing cost of living prices, rising debt and the out of control housing market, Australia has maintained its perfect AAA credit rating and the 'biggest Budget turnaround in 70 years'.

Mr Morrison said his government hasn't been 'perfect' but pointed to the success he had in navigating the country through the pandemic © Provided by Daily Mail Mr Morrison said his government hasn't been 'perfect' but pointed to the success he had in navigating the country through the pandemic

The PM noted the infrastructure plans in place, the investment in key sectors and strengthening defence forces and ally relationships.

WILD election campaign ahead as poll reveals Scott Morrison could win

  WILD election campaign ahead as poll reveals Scott Morrison could win The gap between the Liberal-National Coalition and Labor is now at its closest this year and will give Mr Morrison hope of another come from behind victory in what is set to be a wild six week campaign. In a major headache for Mr Albanese, Mr Morrison has stretched his lead as preferred prime minister to the highest point in two months. © Provided by Daily Mail Scott Morrison (pictured) has got some welcome good news as the six week federal election campaign began on Sunday Mr Albanese fell three points in the category to 39 per cent while Mr Morrison rose one point to 44 per cent in the latest poll for The Australian.

He admitted the election was one with 'real consequences' for Australia, and finished his editorial by attacking his Labor adversary.

'Anthony Albanese and Labor have no economic plan. They would weaken our economy and put our recovery at risk. Now is not the time to risk it. Only the Liberal and Nationals have a plan for a strong economy and a stronger future,' Mr Morrison wrote.

Mr Albanese, who used his election campaign video to give an insight into his background and his journey into the highest level of politics, wrote that the country should be demanding more from its leaders.

'We live in the greatest country in the world, but with a better government Australia can be even greater. We can aim higher and strive for more,' he said.

He said the country's success through managing the pandemic was the result of 'looking after each other' rather than any policies, and said that idea provided the backbone for Labor's promises.

'We live in the greatest country in the world, but with a better government Australia can be even greater. We can aim higher and strive for more,' Mr Albanese said © Provided by Daily Mail 'We live in the greatest country in the world, but with a better government Australia can be even greater. We can aim higher and strive for more,' Mr Albanese said

Mr Albanese wants Australia to become the world's 'renewable energy superpower', moving away from the Liberals' dependence on fossil fuels without giving up the country's manufacturing history.

'Labor will campaign in coming weeks with a positive and forward-looking agenda,' he wrote.

'And most importantly, we will seek to unite the country, rather than look for division.'

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