What they said on Day 3 of the campaign

Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a street walk at Strathfield shopping strip in Sydney.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a street walk at Strathfield shopping strip in Sydney.

WHAT THEY SAID ON DAY 3 OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

THE BEST LINE

"Mr Dutton, after all, is a thug. Mr Dutton is the most toxic man in the Liberal Party."

- Labor senator Kirstina Keneally lets loose on her thoughts on Peter Dutton accusing his Labor rival Ali France of using her disability as an excuse for not living in Dickson.

THE BEST LINE (FINALLY)

""I apologise to Ms France for my comments yesterday. My argument with the Labor candidate is about how our respective policies would affect the people of Dickson."

- tweet from Peter Dutton.

PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON

"I can think of no greater and more important responsibility that we have, to ensure our young people grow up healthy, both in the mind, and in body."

- on the government's extra $42 million in funding for mental health for young and indigenous Australians, if it wins the election.

LABOR LEADER BILL SHORTEN

"We don't have to be the skin cancer capital of the world. It's up to us to prevent it."

- on Labor's pledging to spend $8.6 million renewing the successful Slip, Slop, Slap campaign in hope of curbing the number of Australians who experience sun cancer.

REAL PEOPLE

""I'm Korean."

- A response from an Asian voter in Strathfield plaza after Scott Morrison greeted her by saying "ni hao".

THE SUPPORT CAST

- "Curtin wasn't a seat, while we fight for every vote and seat, wasn't a seat we were expecting to win."

- Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen on star candidate Melissa Parke stepping down from the fight for the Western Australian seat of Curtin because of her stance on Palestine.

Australian Associated Press