Federal election 2019: tax and health battles at centre stage – politics live

Major parties duke it out over competing healthcare and taxation plans as the campaign’s first week inches to a close. All the day’s events, live

10.32pm BST

Tony Abbott says he stands ready to lead the Liberal party again – but he won’t stand in a contested ballot.

Anne Davies reports Abbott was speaking to voters at the Manly Yacht Club overnight and said his leadership ambitions remained – under the right circumstances.

I won’t go into a contested ballot,” Abbott said in answer to a question from the audience about whether he would seek the leadership again.

“It will be up to the party room. If they want me they will need to invite me. But I am not expecting that,” he said.

10.24pm BST

Notre Dame brought so much joy to so many souls. A sad day for Paris, for France and for people all around the world.

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Source: The Guardian
Federal election 2019: tax and health battles at centre stage – politics live