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Australia'This election is not about my future': Scott Morrison refuses to say if he will stay on as Liberal leader if he loses - and shies away from predicting the result after Bill Shorten declared Labor will win

10:10  18 may  2019
10:10  18 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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He then refused to comment on whether he would continue as Liberal leader if he loses the election . Scott Morrison has refused to say whether he will carry on as Liberal Leader if he loses the election . The Prime Minister addressed the media after kissing his wife Jenny as they cast

He then refused to comment on whether he would continue as Liberal leader as he stares down 'As I have said when this question has been put to me before, this election is not about my future . A reporter asked Mr Shorten if he would quit politics if he lost the election . 'Let's hold the horses

Scott Morrison has refused to say whether he will carry on as Liberal Leader if he loses the election.

The Prime Minister addressed the media after kissing his wife Jenny as they cast their ballots in Cook, south Sydney.

Far from the confidence Bill Shorten showed this morning, Mr Morrison shied away from predicting the result, saying: 'I make no assumptions about tonight.'

He then refused to comment on whether he would continue as Liberal leader as he stares down the barrel of defeat.

'As I have said when this question has been put to me before, this election is not about my future. It is about your future. It is about the people of Australia's future,' he said.

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'It is about their aspirations, their ambitions. It is not about my aspirations or Bill Shorten's ambition, it is about the Australian people's aspiration and that is what I have focused on.'

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What is he committed to as a result of the campaign he 's run? Tax cuts across 10 years, including some that depend on re-electing Mr Morrison "In fact, one of the things, I think, he will have to do is take some of the elements of the Labor campaign and look at them and say , 'Well, where were the

Morrison told Sky News he would not be repeating history. “I will stay on the side of strong border protection and he [ Bill Shorten ] can take a running jump … Morrison told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday that the bill would also stop the government from rejecting medical transfers to asylum

Revealing that he voted for himself, he joked: 'I think you can guess how I voted today because I hear the local member is pretty good.'

Mr Morrison thanked supporters and said he would not like to predict the result, adding: 'I make no assumptions about tonight.

'I respect this process. It is dear to my heart, the democracy of our country. I am making no presumptions. I don't take anyone's support in this country for granted.'

Mr Shorten this morning said he is so confident of winning the election that he is already planning what he would do on his first day in power.

After casting his vote in Moonee Ponds, Victoria and awkwardly eating a democracy sausage, the Labor leader gave a short speech outlining his priorities for government.

Standing alongside his popular wife Chloe, he declared that his first move would be to make a law raising pay for shift-workers at nights and weekends.

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Scott Morrison calls election date for 18 May, parliament is prorogued, and the Labor leader He can’t campaign on stability because he hasn’t got any. The only thing that he can campaign on There is a lot of uncertainty and that is why Labor is not depending on this [for] jobs for central Queensland.

Bill Shorten has refused to say if he will remain opposition leader for another three years as he was He dodged questions about leadership challenge from Anthony Albanese. Ms Sales asked Mr Just 17 per cent of those surveyed think the opposition leader can win on Saturday, according to a

The 52-year-old said: 'In the event that the people of Australia voted for action on climate change, we will be ready to hit the ground from tomorrow. We'll be ready to start straight away and we will start straight away.

'My first cabinet meeting, the first order of business, we will put a submission to the independent umpire to get the wages moving again for millions of our fellow Australians.

'My first legislation will be to reverse the cuts to penalty rates.'

Mr Shorten also explained that tackling climate change is another priority, saying: 'We will convene the parliament as soon as possible to start action on climate change.

A reporter asked Mr Shorten if he would quit politics if he lost the election.

'Let's hold the horses here,' the leader replied. 'I'm confident that Labor can win. Is Mr Morrison staying around? Have you asked him?'

Polls suggest the opposition leader is on track to become prime minister and lead Labor to government for the first time since 2013.

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He was shy and awkward. I thought he was just some lonely kid from UNSW who needed company. Morrison has since said he likes listening to Tina Arena, and that sleazy 2am urban club tracks “Apparently, Liberal MP Bruce Baird arranged Scott Morrison a highly paid job in tourism with an

Mr Shorten and his wife Chloe met voters in long queues before casting their ballots on Saturday.

He chomped a sausage sandwich afterwards, partaking in one Australia's great election day traditions.

'Tastes like a mood for change,' he said.

Mr Shorten kicked off his day in trademark fashion, with a morning run around Melbourne wearing a red t-shirt with 'Vote 1 Chloe Shorten's husband'.

He then switched outfits, donning a suit as he made a final pitch to voters on breakfast television.

The Labor leader is expected to spend the day on polling stations around the Victorian capital, considered a key battleground in the election.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is keeping the faith as he stares down a likely election defeat.

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All signs suggest the coalition will be sent packing after a narrow Labor win on Saturday night.

'I think it will be a long night. I've always said this election will be close,' Mr Morrison told Sunrise on Network Seven.

'Five weeks ago people weren't saying that, but I've always known it to be the case.'

The final Newspoll of the campaign shows Labor edging ahead of the coalition by 51.5 to 48.5 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

But both sides believe battles in 20 key marginal seats across the country will decide the result.

Mr Morrison spent his election morning in Tasmania where the coalition was trying to soak up every vote possible to take the marginal seats of Bass and Braddon from Labor.

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He then flew to Sydney to cast his own vote in the Sutherland Shire, before campaigning with other MPs in marginal electorates across the city.

The prime minister has presented this election as a presidential-style race between himself and Mr Shorten.

Voters will now deliver their verdict on whether his frenetic five-week campaign has been enough to secure the coalition a third term in power.

Mr Morrison spent the final full day of his campaign targeting a clutch of key seats throughout Queensland and NSW.

The Liberals are expecting reasonable results in both of the states, with Victoria and Western Australia firming up as the crucial battlegrounds.

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