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Day 26 of the federal election campaign

Former prime ministers Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Paul Keating at the ALP's campaign launch

FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 26

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WHERE THE LEADERS ARE CAMPAIGNING

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: is in Sydney

* Labor leader Bill Shorten: is in Sydney

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WHAT THE COALITION WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

Australia's manufacturing industry and jobs - and how Labor still hasn't explained how it will pay for its big ticket policies.

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WHAT LABOR WANTS TO TALK ABOUT:

Will want to build on the momentum of Sunday's campaign launch, with Bill Shorten expected at a hospital to promote his promise to spend more on emergency services - and how the coalition has no ideas.

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THE LATEST POLLS

* Both Newspoll and Ipsos polls have been published with similar results. Newspoll in The Australian has Labor ahead of the coalition on 51-49 of the two-party preferred vote. Ipsos for Nine publications has Labor further ahead with 52-48.

As for the primary vote: Newspoll says Labor's is on 36 per cent (-1); coalition unchanged on 38 per cent. Ipsos says Labor's is 33 per cent (-1); 36 per cent (-1).

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WHAT IS MAKING NEWS:

* Campaign launches. Labor's on Sunday had three former prime ministers sitting side-by-side, with much of the attention focused firmly on Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd whose relationship is less than friendly. But Paul Keating stole the after-show, with an interview on ABC TV where he delivered vintage PJK stingers, such as describing Scott Morrison as a "fossil in a baseball cap".

* Meanwhile, the Liberals will do their campaign launch in Melbourne next Sunday, which is also Mothers' day. There is NO expectation that former prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott will pull a Rudd-Gillard show.

* The two men who want to drive the economy - Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Labor's Chris Bowen will go head to head at the National Press Club at lunchtime on Monday. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will take centre stage on ABC TV's Q&A program - an event Prime Minister Scott Morrison unlikely. Just as he won't appear on the ABC's Sunday morning political program, Insiders. He will however front for a long interview with 7.30's Leigh Sales this week.

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THEY SAID WHAT?

"In today's political environment, there is a greater number than ever before of uncommitted voters and that means that there is no such thing as a safe seat any more, not even on 12.8 per cent." - Josh Frydenberg.

"I just wish I could get through a footy game on TV every now and then without him giving me the thumbs up though!" - Jacqui Lambie on Clive Palmer's relentless advertising.