•   
  •   

AustraliaMorrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock-out in first leaders' debate

17:10  29 april  2019
17:10  29 april  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

PM, Shorten condemn Sri Lanka blasts

PM, Shorten condemn Sri Lanka blasts Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Bill Shorten have condemned the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have fought it out in the first face-to-face stand-off of the 2019 election, but despite each delivering some sharp jabs In an hour-long debate that would have been too short at twice the length, the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader covered the hot topics of the

Morrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock - out in first leaders ' debate . The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader covered the hot topics of the election Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is promising to double the amount spent by the federal government in support of women and children escaping

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have fought it out in the first face-to-face stand-off of the 2019 election, but despite each delivering some sharp jabs, neither landed a knock-out blow.

In an hour-long debate that would have been too short at twice the length, the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader covered the hot topics of the election: the economy and wages growth, taxes and franking credits, climate change and asylum seekers.

Bill Shorten flags third election debate in row with Scott Morrison over scrutiny

Bill Shorten flags third election debate in row with Scott Morrison over scrutiny Bill Shorten has proposed a third debate with Scott Morrison after claims he declined two invitations for prime time debates. Mr Shorten said he was happy to take on Mr Morrison in another debate after agreeing to a Seven Network event to be held in Perth on Monday and a Sky News forum in Brisbane on Friday. The political dispute over the debates saw Mr Morrison accuse Mr Shorten of seeking a "coronation" in the campaign, prompting the Labor leader to argue the government had put its ministers into "witness protection" to avoid tough questions.

Morrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock - out in first leaders ' debate . The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader covered the hot topics of the election: the economy and wages growth, taxes and franking credits, climate change and asylum seekers.

The 2019 Leaders ' Debate with Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten held in Perth. Hosted by Seven's Basil Zempilas with questions from 7NEWS' political editor

Mr Morrison was clearly far more at ease with the format, smiling and sitting comfortably, while Mr Shorten shifted in his seat and rigidly stared into the camera.

Morrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock-out in first leaders' debate© AAP Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have debated in Perth.

Mr Shorten was even told by the moderators that he did not have to look "directly down the barrel of the camera".

"You can speak directly to the Prime Minister. You guys are sitting next to each other," moderator Lanai Scarr from the West Australian said.

But that didn’t mean Mr Shorten did not land some blows, drawing more of the bursts of applause and some laughter from the audience than Mr Morrison.

"The reality is, in the last six years, when you voted for Tony Abbott, you ended up with Malcolm Turnbull. When you voted for Malcolm Turnbull, you ended up with Scott Morrison,” Mr Shorten said.

Fed ALP downplays Clive Palmer preferences

Fed ALP downplays Clive Palmer preferences Federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese says opposition MPs may be asking voters to put Clive Palmer second this election because it won't sway the result. A donkey vote is when a person numbers the boxes in order straight down the ballot paper. In Franklin, where Labor's candidate is listed second from the bottom, this is effectively what its how-to-vote card recommends, starting with incumbent MP Julie Collins as number one. But in Clark, Labor recommends its voters jump all over the ballot paper.

Shorten wins debate by tightest of margins. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has just pipped Prime Minister Scott Bill Shorten has promised to deliver bigger budget surpluses than the Coalition. Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison face off in Brisbane. Credit:. Bill Shorten has turned the tables on a

Opposition leader Bill Shorten roasts Scott Morrison over his party members leaving the Liberals during leaders debate .

"Who knows? If you vote for Scott Morrison, you might end up with Clive Palmer and Pauline Hanson."

"The chaos has to stop."

Morrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock-out in first leaders' debate© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Both major parties are attempting to win over undecided voters.

Mr Morrison was comfortable enough to shake off the loose leash of the moderators, steering one of his early answers into a probing question of Mr Shorten.

Mr Shorten, meanwhile, somewhat timidly sought permission to reply at times, telling the host that his opponent had "two bites of that cherry" as he appealed for a rebuttal.

Mr Shorten felt the heat most on the issue of franking credits, after taking a question from a member of the audience.

"On our franking credits proposal, we are not interested in affecting pensioners at all," he said, adding that the government’s position was "not sustainable".

However, Mr Morrison hit back saying Labor’s franking credits police "does hit pensioners".

Morrison promises $1b for new navy ships

Morrison promises $1b for new navy ships Scott Morrison is promising $1 billion to build three naval ships in Western Australia if the coalition wins the election as well as money for cyber-security.

The Democrats fully understand that the most effective way of delivering a political death blow to a tour de force like Donald Trump is on the grounds of a crumbling economy. Yet, despite the shutdown caused by Covid-19, and the violence on the streets following the killing of George Floyd

The perfect evening out here involves a delicious meal, and the restaurants and cafes are busy at all times of the week. F. As well as being one of the best cities in the world for eating out (both for its high quality and range), Brussels has a very active and varied nightlife.

Morrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock-out in first leaders' debate© AAP The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader covered the hot topics of the election.

"Fifty-thousand pensioners will be hit by the retirees' tax," he said.

"It is not true to say that pensioners will not get hit."

Mr Shorten was at his best on the topic the Labor Party had made much hay of in the past week: the Coalition's ties to conservative minor parties, particularly Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

But his best answer may have been for the softest question: What do you like about the other leader?

Speaking first, the Prime Minister was brief and said he respected Mr Shorten along with every other MP for their service in parliament.

Mr Shorten was more specific, praising Mr Morrison's "deep conviction" as a politician, specifically on mental health.

Morrison and Shorten fail to deliver knock-out in first leaders' debate© AAP Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe before the debate.

"I think on mental health, Scott, you're doing a good job," Mr Shorten said.

But while Mr Morrison may have been a more composed figure on the stage, it would not be fair to say he won the debate outright.

Neither made any serious gaffes, and neither offered any inspirational or incisive message to cut through to undecided voters.

'He runs like Phoebe in Friends': Social media erupts after noticing Bill Shorten's VERY unique running style

'He runs like Phoebe in Friends': Social media erupts after noticing Bill Shorten's VERY unique running style The leader of the opposition, who is often spotted exercising in public, was seen by Perth residents sprinting across the Martagarup Bridge on Monday.

But flat-Earthers are shut out of debates with geologists, too. The truth is that you don’t have to meet someone in an online or IRL structured debate to grapple with their Failure to answer rhetorical questions, even by pointing out why the questions are not relevant, will result in persistent sea-lioning.

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure .

With both candidates hitting their talking points hard - Mr Morrison on the overall economy, Mr Shorten on wages growth - it’s unlikely few votes would be shifted.

That may have to wait until Friday, where the pair will participate in a people's forum in Brisbane.

Pictures: Politicians: Then and now

Adsponsored topics
  • Ranked: 20 most beautiful places in the world

  • Secret hacks to get the best airline experience

  • The 50 most incredible beaches in the world

Read more

Keeping Mum: Bill Shorten comes under fire for Q&A sob story about his mother which leaves out one vital fact – but Labor leader hits back in snarling tweet.
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has hit back after coming under fire for an omission in his sob story about his late mother on ABC's Q&A on Monday night.

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!