Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has mocked his Labor counterpart Chris Bowen for pledging future spending restraint if his party wins the May 18 election.
Labor on Friday released its costings for its election campaign promises, which included big spending on health and education, while curbing tax concessions which will raise $154 billion of 10 years.
Mr Bowen told the Australian Financial Review he would make sure any big spending promises came with an equivalent savings measures.
But the treasurer said Mr Bowen's pledge was laughable.
"It's a bit late Chris, we have just had a campaign where you are promising a hundred billion dollars of new spending," he told reporters in Melbourne.
Mr Frydenberg and Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie held and early morning press conference on Saturday to spruik the government's latest funding promises, which were squarely aimed at women.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Saturday announce a $75 million package to help women back into the workforce after looking after their children or elderly parents.
Mr Frydenberg said career checks will be aimed at women aged 30 to 45 so they can get professional advice and training.
Sport is also on the agenda for the prime minister, who will be campaigning in Melbourne.
Mr Morrison wants to spend $70 million on upgrading sports facilities and creating high performance facilities.
He's also promised $15 million to set up a permanent home in Melbourne for the national women's soccer team, the Matildas.
Senator McKenzie said the government wants women athletes to have high performance facilities "just like the guys do".
"You can only do this when you get your budget back in the black and your economy well managed and have the resources available to invest in the types of things that Australians want to see from their government," she said.
With one week left until the federal election, Bill Shorten is also in Melbourne to drum up last-minute support.
Mr Shorten is promising to beef up the Australian-made content on the national broadcasters ABC and the SBS.
A Labor government would give the ABC $40 million and SBS $20 million for extra drama, comedy, children's documentary and music programs created Down Under.
Mr Shorten is likely to be pressed further on his party's policy costings and the promise to deliver bigger surpluses than the coalition's budget laid out.
Australian Associated Press
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