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Day 6 of the federal election campaign

By AAP Newswire

FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 6

WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Geelong (Corangamite)

* Labor leader Bill Shorten: Adelaide (Boothby)

WHAT THE COALITION WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Only the coalition can be trusted to protect retirees' incomes

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT:

Labor is best placed to protect and fund health services

WHAT MADE NEWS:

* Labor would spend $200 million to ensure free blood tests for older Australians and people living with cancer

* Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was ravaged by fire, with suggestions an Australian charity should be set up to help rebuild it

* Tony Abbott would return to the Liberal leadership, if it was an uncontested ballot

THEY SAID WHAT?

Reporter: "So, this effectively means that South Australia is shutting out other states from intrusion into the space space?"

Science Minister Karen Andrews: "The space space?"

TWEETED:

@TurnbullMalcolm PM @ScottMorrisonMP & Oppn Leader @billshortenmp should today agree to establish an Australian fund to support the restoration of Notre Dame so that Australians can show their solidarity once again with the people of France.