What Turnbull And Shorten Did On The Last Day Of The Election

The end is near.

01/07/2016 5:37 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:56 PM AEST
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What did the PM and opposition leader get up to on the last day of the election campaign?

Today was the last opportunity for Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to snag voters, so what did the Prime Minister and opposition leader get up to on their final day of the campaign trail?

Both Turnbull and Shorten took to the streets of Sydney for their final bid to win over undecided voters.

The PM started his day on Sunrise focusing on what he considers the "big issue" in this election. Yes, you guessed it -- jobs and growth.

Shorten also appeared on Sunrise and told Kochie the Coalition's policies on Medicare were contradictory.

But Turnbull guaranteed Australians would not pay more to see their GPs despite the rebate freeze.

The PM held his final press conference in Burwood despite scepticism amongst journalists.

"Doctors can charge what they like. If a doctor chooses to charge his or her patients $15 or $10 more or $20 more, that's not because indexation has not resumed -- it's because they want to charge $15 or $20 more," Turnbull told reporters.

"He or she may attribute that higher charge to whatever they like, but they cannot credibly attribute it to not getting an extra 60 cents this year."

Shorten visited Northcott, an organisation providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in the Labor marginal seat of Parramatta in western Sydney.

Joined by Tanya Plibersek, Parramatta MP Julie Owens and wife Chloe, Shorten's visit marked the first day of the rollout of the national disability insurance scheme in NSW.

"I want to be Prime Minister of Australia but something I want as much if not even more is to see the national disability insurance scheme rolled out," Shorten said.

Turnbull joined Craig Laundy, Liberal MP for Reid, on his last street walk through Sydney's inner-west suburb Burwood.

And Shorten reminded voters that Labor are "ready to serve" before taking a walk around the streets of the southwestern Sydney suburb of Hurstville with Chris Gambian, Labor's candidate for Banks.

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