Federal Election 2016: Quick wrap-up of Sunday's Coalition, Labor and Greens events

Today was a big one on the campaign trail with the Coalition's official launch in Sydney, Labor's unveiling of election costs in Brisbane and the Greens campaign launch in Melbourne.

With less than a week before Australia heads to the polls, the parties are now in the most crucial stage of the game.

Let's have a look at some of the key moments from the three events today:

Coalition launch

Malcolm Turnbull smiles and holds his hands wide open while standing at a podium.  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull smiles wide at the Coalition campaign launch. (AAP: Lukas Coch)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a 40-minute address where he honed in on the uncertainty created by Brexit to urge voters to re-elect the Coalition for economic stability.

"Calm heads, steady hands and a strong economic plan are critical for Australia to withstand any of these negative repercussions," he said.

The PM spent a lot of time in his speech urging Australians not to give their votes to independents and minor parties.

"If you only really know the leader of a minor party, but don't know their candidates, if you don't really know their policies, then don't vote for them," Mr Turnbull said.

The following funding announcements were also delivered:

$192 million for front line mental health services including 12 suicide prevention sites and 10 more Headspace centres

A $50 million strategy to assist seniors who want to improve their digital literacy skills.

Former PMs John Howard and Tony Abbott were in the audience and were acknowledged by Mr Turnbull: "John and Tony, we salute you."

Labor's releases election costs

Chris Bowen and Tony Burke announce Labor's costings Photo: Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen (right) and Shadow Minister for Finance Tony Burke release Labor's fiscal plan in Brisbane. (AAP: Dan Peled)

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Opposition finance spokesman Tony Burke unveiled saving measures they say will improve the budget bottom line by $430 million over four years.

If elected:

Labor will place a $5,000 cap on the deduction individuals can claim for the cost of managing their tax affairs

The Private Health Insurance Rebate would be removed from policies that only cover public hospital treatment

The party bank nearly $2.9 billion from the Coalition's superannuation changes without necessarily adopting the policy

With the savings measures already announced on the election trail it would return the budget to balance at the same time as the Coalition in 2020-21.

In Brisbane, at Labor's second campaign launch, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten urged people to make this Sunday "the last Sunday of a Liberal Government nationally".

Green's launch

Greens leader Richard Di Natale at campaign launch   Richard Di Natale speaks at the Greens national campaign launch at Two Ton Max in Melbourne. (AAP: Julian Smith)

"Our vote is growing," Greens leader Richard Di Natale declared as he pledged to push for a renewable energy-led economy.

He focused on the party's main objectives:

Protecting the environment

Increasing housing affordability

Parliamentary vote for same-sex marriage

Closing offshore asylum seeker processing centres

Mr Di Natale said The Greens offered a viable alternative to the traditional political parties and are "here to stay... get used to it".

"We go into this election with our biggest-ever federal party room, our biggest-ever membership base, and the most volunteers we've ever had out having one-on-one conversations with voters about the issues that matter to them."

Source: ABC News

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