Scott Morrison issues election-day warning against minority government

Scott Morrison has championed the benefits of majority government as he continues his campaign pitch on polling day.

The prime minister refuses to accept the possibility of a hung parliament and is revealing nothing of his willingness to negotiate with crossbenchers.

“A vote for an independent is a vote for chaos and governments having to negotiate their existence every single day at a time of great uncertainty,” the prime minister told ABC TV on Saturday.

“We have been able to do what we have done because we are a majority government.”

Mr Morrison started the day north of Melbourne, in the marginal seat of McEwen, as a six-week campaign draws to a close.

He has urged voters to consider the future housing needs of their children.

Traversing four housing estates in four states over five days, the prime minister sought to contrast the housing and economic policies of the coalition and Labor.

“Now only a vote for the Liberals and Nationals will enable you or your kids to have the opportunity to access their superannuation to buy their own home,” he said.

“Labor will never let you do it.”

Labor has proposed a shared equity scheme of home ownership, which the Liberals say symbolises the worst aspects of an Albanese government.

Mr Morrison also latched onto a half-century low unemployment rate of 3.9 per cent as proof his economic plan is working.

“That’s why this election is all about who was best able to manage our economy, who was best able to manage the nation’s finances,” Mr Morrison said.

“A strong economy means a better future. It means a stronger future for you and your family.”

The Liberals’ narrow path to victory in the face of poor polling has been revealed in the final week of the campaign.

The Prime Minister toured outer Brisbane and northern Queensland seats where he’s hoping to make gains at the expense of Labor, before moving onto the Northern Territory, where the coalition hopes to pick up Lingiari.

Electorates in Melbourne, Tasmania and Perth were also toured to shore up support for marginal Liberals seats in danger of flipping.

The Prime Minister primarily focused on community events and local announcements, but also frequented multicultural and religious community events throughout the week.


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