The Prime Minister has underquoted the Jobseeker rate by more than $270 per week in the latest leader number gaffe of the election campaign.
After mocking the Labor leader last week for being "not wrong by a little bit, he was wrong by [gesturing widely] this much" on the unemployment rate, Mr Morrison open himself to the same criticism with a similarly off the mark attempt at the Jobseeker rate.
"As you know, we increased [Jobseeker] from 40 bucks a week to $46 a week since the last election," Mr Morrison told reporters while campaigning in Freemantle on Monday morning.
The rate of JobSeeker is $46 per day or $322 per week.
In the same media conference, the Prime Minister also refused to reveal whether he will strike a deal with a host of independents gunning for Coalition seats.
Mr Morrison reignited his attack on the group, who polls show could hold the balance of power in a hung parliament.
He warned a group of climate-focused independents targeting seats held by moderate Liberals had not disclosed where they stood on major issues like the economy.
With a hung parliament an increasingly likely proposition, the Prime Minister would not be drawn on whether he would strike a deal with them if they held the balance of power.
Mr Morrison said he was solely focused on gaining a majority.
"You don't know what you're going to get," he said.
"You don't know who they're going to support, who they're not going to support.
"You don't know what their policies are. They're not costing."
Liberal MPs Dave Sharma, Tim Wilson and Trent Zimmerman face stiff competition from independent candidates focusing on climate action and government integrity, but Mr Morrison insisted he expected each to be returned at the May 21 poll.
Attorney-General Michaelia Cash was present alongside Mr Morrison on Monday, the first time she had appeared with him since he faced a tough grilling over a federal anti-corruption watchdog.
Senator Cash did not take a question during their joint appearance, after the federal government broke an election promise to implement an anti-corruption body before the election.
The failure is a sticking point for the Coalition, with 'teal' independents targeting inner city seats where voters cite corruption and climate inaction as key issues.
And in WA, where Labor has designs on a handful of seats, Senator Cash's predecessor Christian Porter refused to reveal who was behind a blind trust used to fund his defamation suit against the ABC.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese announced during the weekend that if elected Labor would deliver on a federal anti-corruption watchdog by the end of 2022.
The Prime Minister was in Freemantle to announce the government had invested $124 million to purchase two new patrol boats to be built at the facility he was touring.
Mr Morrison toured one of the Evolved Cape Class vessels where he tried his hands in the drivers seat but was quickly told the new boats simply need a button to be pressed.
Mr Morrison said the investment into machinery not only kept the borders safe but also gave defence workers an incentive to join the Navy.
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