While you were working: Monday 20 June, 2016
The weekend wash up and today's news.
Malcolm Turnbull's new "fake tradie" ads didn't go so well
Just hours after the Liberal party released a new television ad, Twitter users quickly responded to the campaign via #FakeTradie.
The 30-second video accuses the Labor Party of waging a war on business, featuring a piece-to-camera monologue from a pleasant-but-downcast tradie expressing concern over a Bill Shorten government.
"Why don't we stick with the current mob for a while?" is hardly a ringing endorsement, either. #faketradie— Dan Hatch (@Daniel_Hatch) June 19, 2016
BREAKING: #FakeTradie actor wins Liberal Party arts award for "Gritty portrayal of what the Libs think Blue Collar Workers Sound Like"— The Bert Locker (@BertGoldsmith) June 19, 2016
Labor campaign launched in Penrith
Former Prime Ministers, Julia Gillard, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke were all on hand to officially kick off the Labor election campaign in Penrith.
Hawke waves around his walking cane to wild cheers.— BuzzFeedOz Politics (@BuzzFeedOzPol) June 19, 2016
Shorten: "There is more fight in Bob's right arm than all of Turnbull's front bench..."
Eddie McGuire in hot water for 'sexist' comments
The Collingwood boss is copping heat for saying he would pay $50,000 to see prominent sports journalist Caroline Wilson held under water against her will. The comments were made during Triple M's "Big Freeze" fundraising event last Monday.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten face off for final public debate
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have faced off in their first online debate, moderated by News Corp Australia columnist Joe Hildebrand. It was final live debate between the leaders before the July 2 Federal Election.
Source: Twitter Moments.