"He's not perfect - he's not a Queenslander! But he's the next best thing, he's married to one."
"The LNP doesn't care about us. They care about themselves. We cannot afford three more years where these people run Canberra."
"I have known Bill Shorten for more than 30 years. He's dedicated his life to fighting for fairness and to delivering a better deal for people who work."
"Bill really is man who works so well with strong women and intelligent women."
"The future of our kids is what keeps us going. Sometimes it gets too hard and we want to chuck it all in. The only things that keeps me going is the children and hope."
"Today I am standing with you, conscious of the aspirations and dreams you have entrusted to us, the Labor Party."
"A Shorten Labor government is ready, willing and able to step up and work in partnership with First Nation leadership to deliver long, overdue justice and equality for First Nations Peoples, and all Australians."
"At any time there will be groups of haters, small or large. But at this election, we have a major political party seeking to embolden those people and amplify their voice."
"From Abbott and Joyce, through to Morrison and McCormack, what they really have in common is this - they are small men, small men with small ideas."
"When Bill became our leader back in 2013, it was clear what we needed - unity and discipline. We've achieved that."
"Bill hasn't spent this campaign shearing sheep and bleating about tax."
"Scott Morrison and the Liberals go negative, because they've got nothing. After three weeks of fear and smear, Scott Morrison is a motormouth running on empty."
"Caring, smart, funny, gentle, he is a wonderful dad, a terrible dancer, and a very proud bulldog owner."
"Now, every marriage requires sacrifices. Like when we go on date nights and he will talk to the waiters about their wages."
- ON UNITY
"The choice for our country is clear: it can be more of the same or a change for the better. Division and drift or unity and purpose."
"I'm sure that everyone here and across Australia can understand why I'm happy to be known as Chloe Shorten's husband."
"I count myself so fortunate to sit in a shadow cabinet with the people on this stage - smart, dedicated, passionate and they have a vision for doing the big things for Australia."
"Scott Morrison cannot promise you stable government, because he's already taken himself hostage by Pauline Hanson and Clive Palmer."
- ON THE ECONOMY
"Our economy is running on empty, the fumes of zero per cent inflation last quarter."
"You just know in your bones that if the Liberals get back in, the prime minister's personal passion project, his $80 billion giveaway to big banks and big business will be back on the table."
"I will keep the promise I've given at 80 town hall meetings to those older workers, to the young people in rural Australia, Labor's got your back."
"Changing Australia for the better means helping families with their cost of living."
- ON POLICY
"Our agenda is ambitious, it aims high. It aims as high as the people of Australia aim high for themselves."
"We are going to put free back into 'free education' in this country."
"When you look at this election, one of the biggest differences and the sharpest contrasts is in health."
"Put bluntly, our emergency departments, despite the best efforts of the staff, are overcrowded and underfunded."
"There is also a medical emergency, an epidemic tearing through suburbs and the bush. It's parents giving eulogies for their children. It's young school mates going to the funerals of their friends, who they had no idea that they were doing it tough. It's communities hollowed out by grief."
"I promise the young people in particular, but all Australians, Labor will stand its ground. No retreat on real action on climate change."
- ON HIS OPPONENTS
"My opponent keeps saying this is not the time to turn back. I say this is not the way forward for Australia."
"We will back things Australia does best in the world, from farming and mining to advanced manufacturing, science and tourism. And we will deliver strong budget surpluses to pay down the debt that these delinquent Liberals have doubled since they've been in office."
"Before you vote, understand this: every time you hear the Liberals say, 'Australia can't afford it,' what they really mean is - you don't deserve it."
"This is what is broken inside the government. Whenever this current business-as-usual threadbare policy mob are confronted with a new idea, a good policy, a clear plan, they always look for an excuse to say no."
Australian Associated Press