PM visits Geelong again in campaign’s final days
PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has made his third trip of the election campaign to Geelong and his fifth stop since December, using one of the last days before the May 21 poll to talk up the Coalition’s housing policy during a visit to Armstrong Creek.
Earlier today (Wednesday, May 18), Mr Morrison and his wife Jenny spoke to first home owners in a housing estate on the east side of the growth area alongside Victorian Senator Sarah Henderson and Liberal candidate for Corangamite Stephanie Asher.
Addressing the media pack, Mr Morrison spruiked the Coalition’s policy, if elected, to allow first home buyers to use part of their accumulated superannuation to buy a house, and said the large number of pre-poll votes cast so far was not a reflection on him or the Coalition Government.
“The same thing happened last election, it just a longer time. Pre-poll has gone from three weeks to two weeks, and people will be a lot of different places on polling day and we have seen about a third or thereabouts of people pre-poll now before elections, and I would be expecting it to be about the same, it has just been done over a shorter period of time.
“And I have to tell you the response getting from people is really encouraging, and I thank all of our workers who are out there, having those conversations.
“And I tell you what, if you want to get access to your superannuation, to help you or your kids buy a home, the only way that will happen is if you vote Liberal National at this election because Labor will never ever let you do it because the unions will never let them do it.”
Corangamite is held by Labor’s Libby Coker on a margin of 1.1 per cent.