The first leaders’ debate of the 2022 Federal election campaign is done and dusted.
It was a rocky start to the campaign for Labor leader Anthony Albanese, blighted by gaffes on day one and he’s been struggling to regain his footing ever since.
But Scott Morrison’s game hasn’t been flawless either, repeatedly referring to an outdoor press pack in Perth as ‘Mr Speaker’on Easter Sunday – sounding a little tired while doing so.
On Wednesday night both men traded verbal blows over the future of the nation.
Scott Morrison had Anthony Albanese in knots over his policy to ‘turn back the boats’, while the Opposition leader’s best moment came when he fired back at Morrison when he claimed Labor supported China in matters of national security.
According to Sky News, who broadcast the event, 40 per cent of the 100 undecided voters who made up the audience said Albanese was the better performer, while 35 per cent said Morrison won the day.
That left 25 per cent undecided, meaning there’s still everything to play for as the campaign nears the pointy end.
Here’s how the debate unfolded.