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Fawlty Towers to man boobs: Top five election quotes in Australian PM race

Ahead of polling on Saturday, here are five of the best quotes from the campaign trail:

world Updated: Jun 30, 2016 10:32 IST
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Australia elections
Early voters in Australia's July 2 general election walk to a polling centre past banners promoting Labour leader Bill Shorten (L) and Liberal Party Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Sydney's Town Hall on Wednesday.(Reuters)

In one of its longest election campaigns, Australia has seen some of the best shots fired from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labour leader Bill Shorten who have been on the hustings for almost eight weeks now.

Ahead of polling on Saturday, here are five of the best quotes from the campaign trail:

1)

Australian treasurer Scott Morrison (Reuters)

“That is voodoo economics. It’s worse than that -- it’s Zoolander economics” - Treasurer Scott Morrison on Labor’s economic plan.

2)

“It is the kind of economics you might hear spoken around the public bar on a drunken night 10 minutes before closing time” - Senior Labour MP Richard Marles on the Liberal coalition’s plan for the economy.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and Australia's opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten are the key contenders in the race to the top in Australia. (AFP file photos)

3)

“Bill Shorten is turning into an episode of Fawlty Towers -- if it weren’t so serious it would be funny” - Immigration minister Peter Dutton, likening Shorten to the show about an incompetent hotel owner.

4)

“He’s going off like a fish milkshake” - Labour MP Jason Clare on Turnbull disappointing voters.

5)

“Man boobs Bill” - Former Labour leader Mark Latham’s description of Shorten after footage of him jogging.