The prime minister has dismissed suggestions a federal integrity commission would operate with the same open justice process as courts, as he narrows his focus toward the economy in the final week of the campaign.
"It's not a court," Scott Morrison told reporters while campaigning in Darwin on Tuesday.
Mr Morrison opposes the way the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption operates, labelling it a "kangaroo court" that could do irreparable damage to an innocent person's reputation.
He doubled down on his criticisms when pushed on whether open justice was a key pillar for a federal anti-corruption commission.
"Where matters were to proceed under our model that involved criminal behaviour, they would go to court and that's where that process would be followed," he said.
"That's how we've designed it. That's consistent with how the justice system works."
Mr Morrison earlier visited a display home in Palmerston City, just outside Darwin, spruiking his new housing policy which would let first home buyers dip into their superannuation accounts to help fund a deposit.
The coalition is confident of picking up the NT seat of Lingiari, following the retirement of long-serving Labor MP Warren Snowdon.
It was the second visit to a display village by the prime minister in two days as he sets up a battle on the economy and appeals to aspirational homeowners in the final week of the campaign.
"The Labor Party, they hate this. They want big union funds to control your money. I want you to control your money," he said.
"I don't agree with the Labor Party that it's a gamble. I believe it's the best and smartest thing you can do."
Co-owner of the display homes Natalie Tsikouris said such a scheme was welcome in the NT with almost no new home buyers walking through on weekends.
"There are supply shortages and it's getting harder ... so this is really good," she told AAP.
"It could be that extra square metres that they need, otherwise they're building smaller and smaller."
Also in the NT, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was in Araluen in the middle of the Red Centre to visit Yipirinya School and make a local funding announcement.
Mr Morrison set out to nullify Labor's attacks on the coalition's wages policies after Liberal frontbenchers criticised the opposition leader for saying he supported a wage rise of 5.1 per cent in line with inflation.
"We think that wage rises are good things. For that to occur on a sustainable basis, the best way for that to happen is to get unemployment down," he said.
"(Labor) talk a big game on this, but frankly, when they were in government, they didn't deliver."
While in the Top End, the prime minister also weighed into the law and order issue, which has been subject to fierce debate in the territory.
"We want the territory to be safe," he said.
A re-elected coalition would support local communities to address crime rates but ultimately it was the responsibility of the Northern Territory government, he said.
"We've been certainly stumping up to work both on the preventative and supportive - positive measures you can do but as well as on the law enforcement side with patrols," he told Darwin radio 104.9.
The prime minister then targeted the Labor held seat of Solomon, held by Labor's Luke Gosling on a 3.1 per cent margin.
Mr Morrison visited a 50+ Tuesday Club at the Gray Community Hall in Darwin before visiting a CareFlight hangar to talk about budgetary measures that provide for the purchase and modification of a rescue helicopter and an aeromedical jet.
Australian Associated Press
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