Day 13: after a trainwreck interview by Barnaby Joyce on water buybacks, the Coalition announced the auditor general would examine the issue

Scott Morrison stayed south, while Bill Shorten went north, with the two leaders keen to improve their standing in their respective weak spots. Morrison was campaigning in South Australia, where the government is trying to hang on to the marginal seat of Boothby and wrest back Mayo from independent Rebekha Sharkie, while Shorten was campaigning in the crucial Queensland marginals of Herbert, Flynn and Dawson.

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