Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in campaign mode at the weekend, in high-vis and hard hat, as he worked to secure votes ahead of this week’s expected announcement of the date of the election.
Mr Morrison was in Tasmania on Sunday to reveal further funding for the Marinus Link electricity interconnector, while Labor leader Anthony Albanese was in Queensland for a rally of the party faithful, a State he must win to secure the election.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also doing the rounds as he continued to sell the merits of his Budget, which he will continue to do during a trip to Perth this week, where he is expected to make an announcement on Monday.
Mr Frydenberg was quizzed on Sunday on his leadership aspirations. But he declined to say whether he would take over the Liberal party leadership if the Coalition fails to win enough seats next month to form a majority government.
Interviewed on the ABC’s Insiders program, Mr Frydenberg avoided answering directly two questions of whether he would be prepared to step up to the prime ministership to help his party secure another term in office.
“Well, obviously we’re hoping to win the election and striving to win the election in our own right,” he said.