Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has taken his turn at the barbie to sizzle a few sausages and the opposition at the same time.
He’s visited the North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club on Sydney’s Central Coast for breakfast with about 50 Labor supporters and the local candidate for Dobell, Emma McBride.
Labor is on the backfoot, but Mr Rudd hasn’t given up on Saturday’s election.
Mr Rudd indicated he would go down fighting, saying that there were still many people who had not made up their minds about which way to vote.
“We’ve got about three points to make up,” he said.
“And what I know about Australians is that there’s a whole bunch of people who don’t sort out which way they’re going to vote until the day itself.
“So what I’d say to each and every one of you is to encourage you to get out there and to fight and to fight and to fight right through until 6pm on polling day.
“There’s a lot of people out there … worried about what the future means for them if Mr Abbott was to become prime minister.”
Mr Rudd touched upon his commitment to schools and education and was applauded from the party faithful who were wearing blue T-shirts promoting Ms McBride and which carried the slogan – “part of Kevin Rudd’s team”.
Mr Rudd also posed for photographs with some Labor supporters, including 72-year-old retiree Janice Day, who was scared Mr Abbott would increase the GST.
“He’s going to put it up. You can bet your bottom dollar on it,” she said.
Mr Rudd also posed for a photograph with 19-year-old Daniel Turner, who asked the prime minister about the School Kids Bonus and the Education Tax Refund.
Dobell is held by Craig Thomson, who was dumped from the Labor Party amid allegations he misused union funds.