And now for some requiste pics of the PM enjoying footy in Melbourne:
Earlier than we head to the NT, I simply needed to convey up some Newspoll numbers this morning, which exhibits Labor continues to be in a cushty lead over the Coalition, with Albanese’s approval dipping barely.
Labor leads on a two-party-preferred foundation of 54 to 46, with the Coalition’s main vote nonetheless at 35%. Labor’s main vote fell again a degree, to 38%.
Albanese’s approval score dropped by three factors to 38%, whereas Morrison’s approval score rose by three factors, and is now degree with Albanese on minus 11 factors on approval. Morrison leads Albanese by one level on most popular prime minister, 43% to 42%.
Anthony Albanese is within the Northern Territory to spruik his announcement on well being spending, and we are going to convey you that as quickly because it begins.
Two males and their canines have been dramatically rescued from rising floodwaters in Morwincha, Queensland.
Police footage confirmed officers from Ipswich dashing to help the canines and the lads, who have been trapped of their van, wedged between a tree, with one man clinging to the passenger door.
Victoria is reporting 22 deaths in a single day, in addition to 12,160 new instances:
And with that the PM wraps up his press convention.
So, why has the PM determined to alter gears within the final week of the marketing campaign?
I’ve been listening to individuals. I’ve been listening rigorously to individuals. And over the course of this marketing campaign, it has been the chance to try this which, frankly, over the course of the final two years, we have now all been locked up in Canberra. Most of you might be from Canberra. We have been all locked up there. The chance to get out and be with individuals in the neighborhood has been one bout we have now not had, and it has been a really uncommon time, an uncommon time, the place every day, we have been dealing as a authorities with, typically, fairly existential crises.
It’s not excellent and I believe Australians must know that I do know that, as we gear-change into this subsequent section than the insurance policies we have now diligently put in place, our understanding of the financial system and the way it works, individuals know I’m not unfastened with the financial system. Individuals know that I’m not a unfastened unit in the case of the financial system. Individuals know, even when they don’t like me, they know that I perceive the financial system.
So altering gears from fixing issues into additionally fixing issues, however now it’s completely different.
Again to questions on altering gears, a transparent theme at present. So, can we epxect a change beyonf financial restoration and oppoprtunity, because the PM has been rattling on about at present?
I’ve informed the story a number of occasions, so forgive me if I inform it once more. Jenny refers to it because the Morrison males. My father, my brother and I, we go in and sort things. And generally once we go in and sort things, individuals can get the impression that maybe we’re not as conscious of lots of the sensitivities that may be round these points. We see a disaster, we see an issue, we see a necessity. My brother is a paramedic. He turns up on the scene and sees a baby in nice hazard. He simply will get to work. I need to admit I’m a bit the identical. I am going in and I search to resolve the issue.
I get it in regards to the job of in search of to repair. I do know that generally that makes it appear to be I’m simply urgent on, however has a Prime Minister, you’ve acquired to get the stuff accomplished. You’ve acquired to get the stuff accomplished. I’ll search to be and to clarify my motives and my issues and empathise much more, however I let you know what, on the finish of the day, what issues most is that I get the job accomplished.
The PM is now requested about his “purple line” touch upon China, and whether or not yesterday’s so-called “act of aggression” (Peter Dutton’s phrases) was a crossing of stated purple line:
I believed I used to be very clear yesterday. After all freedom of navigation is permitted all all over the world. As no person has made any recommendations that any guidelines have been breached in relation to the worldwide legislation of the ocean.
However what yesterday highlighted, notably whenever you take it within the context of financial coercion, international interference, pushing into our area, and asserting Chinese language authorities in search of to impose its will throughout the area, this highlights the challenges that we face. That is why I did Aukus.
He then says he’s “very clear eyed in regards to the threats” 3 times in a row.
We’re discussing change extensively at present, the PM is subsequent requested if Australians can truthfully imagine he’ll change after the election:
What you’ve seen from me, particularly over the previous few years, is what Australians have wanted. And I believe Australians would agree with that cease the power to get us by means of the pandemic and the place we’re at present, clearly our authorities has performed a big function in that, however can I let you know, the factor that’s all the time guided me as a politician, as a political chief, as a minister, is a treasurer and as a Prime Minister, is my basic perception within the resilience and power and character of Australians.
We have now had sufficient of presidency interfering in each side of our life, notably right here in Victoria. I believe they’ve had a gutful of it right here in Victoria, it’s honest to say. I’m listening to a number of “hear hears”. They’ve had a
gutful. What they need now could be governments not telling them what to do, they wish to purchase a home.
They need governments which allow you to go on the market and succeed. That’s what the liberals are Nationals have all the time been about, fuelling a individuals’s ambitions, getting authorities out of the way in which, in order that they’ll go and safe the alternatives forward of us.
Requested for what errors he has made that he would take again, Morrison falls again onto an oldie however a goodie:
Now, in hindsight, bringing in Lieutenant-Basic Frewen was one thing I might have accomplished earlier, as a result of after I put him in cost, we fastened the issue and we ended up making certain the best vaccination charges on the planet and we met our goal, making certain that each single particular person in Australia who needed a vaccine may get one, and we initially set that aim in late 2020 as being by October of 2021.
Of notice there may be the minor shift in discourse from the PM, mentioning once more that he must “shift gears”.
OK and we’re in questions. First query is a stable “how will your management change after the election” query:
The primary one is, as we have now been successfully coping with a world disaster for the final two years, that was a time for me as prime minister in my authorities to be within the yr of pushing by means of. And that was
obligatory to make sure that Australia was capable of not simply come by means of this pandemic and make many choices and make many choices rapidly, and that frankly has not been the time throughout that interval of disaster to endure the broad-scale session and engagement which is my desire, however in these occasions, that has not been the chance for that. I’ve needed to act rapidly with Josh Frydenberg.
I’ve needed to take choices not all of which have been in style and never all of which individuals would agree with and never each time have been proper, as a result of we have been coping with a world pandemic and we needed to transfer quick and we needed to get issues as proper as we probably may. Now, the results of that’s the place we’re at by way of the power of our financial system and the place we go to subsequent.
The subsequent stage may be very completely different to the place we have now been. We’re popping out of this pandemic, similar to these youngsters perceive. We’re popping out of it and does a authorities, I’m wanting ahead to altering gears of our authorities to safe these alternatives that I had of us, and which means with the ability to have interaction extra with native communities. We’ve been locked up in Canberra simply as individuals have been locked up right here in Victoria. And that has all modified.
That implies that my group and I specifically can do extra of what we’ve been doing these days over the course of this marketing campaign and certainly earlier than, when we have now had the chance, I’ve revelled within the alternative to be again out and connecting with Australians, as a result of whereas there have been nice fears in the course of the pandemic, and that power was obligatory, the place we’re going subsequent is a gear change, the place we’re securing alternatives and realising the ambitions and aspirations Australians have their future. I stated on the final election, how good is Australia? Nicely, are about to search out out simply how significantly better it’ll be due to the work we have now accomplished collectively and we transfer into this optimistic mode the place we’re capable of seize the alternatives forward of us.
Now the PM is saying he’s wanting ahead to a “golden decade” of sport in Australia:
Whether or not it’s the Fifa girls’s World Cup in 2023, the ladies’s basketball World Cup occurring this yr, the biking street World Championships, additionally occurring this yr, we have now simply gained each the ladies’s underneath the lads’s Rugby World Cup, with the federal government straight offering that sport, with the help wanted to insular that they’ll convey that bid residence.
We have now the Commonwealth Video games right here in Victoria, we have now the world transplant video games right here in 2023, the world cross-country championships in 2023, we have now acquired the UCI BMX World Championships, and people of you who have been capable of be a part of me on the BMX monitor over in Western Australia will know that we’ve acquired some nice younger champions rising there, and naturally the most important of all of them, we’ve acquired the T20 World Cup in 2028 and in 2022, however the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Video games, which I can let you know, wouldn’t have occurred the place it’s not for the primary mover within the Federal Authorities in ensuring that we went ahead with out mattress, working carefully with the federal government