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Standout quotes of the federal election

By AAP Newswire

"My mum is the bravest person I've known." - Bill Shorten reflecting on a "rubbish" story about his late mother's legal career.

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"Pardon the pun, but I don't want to over-egg this thing." - Scott Morrison on an egging incident at a CWA meeting

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"You're always hearing them promise things. As soon as they get elected they forget about it." - Cancer patient Rob Gibbs talking to Bill Shorten on the campaign trail

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"You're a classic space invader." - Shorten to Morrison during a heated leaders' debate

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"Bill Shorten's initials aren't BS for no good reason." - Nationals Leader Michael McCormack

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"I've got no teeth now." - Gilmore voter Vanessa Dill responds to Labor's plans for better dental care

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"He's no Bob Hawke!" - A disappointed punter after Morrison passed up the challenge to skol his beer

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"There is only one person who has been resurrected and I won't compare Clive Palmer to him." - Shorten on Palmer's surge of support in marginal seats

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"Can you nail the bastard in three weeks?" - Ian Johnson from South Fremantle pleads with Morrison to defeat Shorten

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"You don't pay Versace prices for water that you get from The Reject Shop." - Labor's Tony Burke on Barnaby Joyce approving a $80 million water purchase

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"They are small men with small ideas." - Labor senator Penny Wong reflects on Liberal and National Party ministers

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"I think this is a really important lesson for young people that your social media footprint will follow you." - Labor candidate for Melbourne, Luke Creasey, who withdrew from the race over crass social media posts

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"As I will no longer be of pubic (sic) interest, I ask that you please respect my family's privacy at this time." - One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson made an unfortunate typo when resigning over a strip club scandal

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" Coal is a fossil. The prime minister is a fossil himself, a fossil with a baseball cap, but a fossil." - Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating

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"This government's economic record is pretty bloody hopeless." - Bill Shorten

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"Bill Shorten doesn't know the cost of anything because he's not the one that is going to pay for it." - Scott Morrison

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"I don't believe that gay people, because they're gay, should go to hell. I don't need a law to tell me that." - Bill Shorten

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"No, I do not believe that. It was a desperate, cheap shot from Bill Shorten who is looking to distract attention from his housing tax." - Morrison responds to hell question