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Day 7 of the federal election campaign

By AAP Newswire

FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 7

WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Tasmania (Braddon and Bass)

* Labor leader Bill Shorten: Perth (Midlands)

WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Jobs in regional areas, plus Bill Shorten's struggle to answer some questions on super policy on Tuesday.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT:

Health and how great Western Australia is. Bill Shorten announced more funding for blood cancers, while campaigning in WA where several Liberal-held seats are vulnerable.

WHAT MADE NEWS:

* The coalition was forced to admit it needs legislation to boost tax offsets for low and middle income earners

* The Liberal National Party effectively lost a High Court case in trying to overturn Queensland's ban on property developers donating to political parties

THEY SAID WHAT?

"I'm only sorry I didn't bring a pocket of nails today because with this soil I could have thrown them in the ground and grown crowbars."

- Nationals Leader Michael McCormack at a farm in northern Tasmania

TWEETED:

"Unfortunately the pub Jetset George used for testing was located in Manila."

- @GrahamPerrettMP on whether Nationals Queensland MP George Christensen will pass the pub test for charging taxpayers $3000 for flights to the Philippines