Egos, micro-management, subterfuge: on the buses with Morrison and Shorten

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Egos, micro-management, subterfuge: Behind the scenes on the campaign buses with Morrison and Shorten

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Credit:Morrison has also been more active than Turnbull, holding about three events a day even at the campaign's start, and often socialising with the press pack at night (including watching the season opener ofAnd there is a sense the campaign is working better this time around with its headquarters in Brisbane – where most people are away from home and focused on their mission – instead of Canberra, as was the case in 2016.

One such truck turned up outside Casey Hospital in the outer suburban Melbourne seat of La Trobe. The assembled media noted its presence and quickly worked out the driver's plan: to take his truck behind Shorten as he got up to speak. Herding cats on the "ScoMobile" this week were Nick Creevey and Kate Williams. The duo ran a relaxed and competent ship, with no sense that things were haphazard or unplanned – though the week was not without moments of tension.

In Adelaide, the pantomime that is an election roadshow played out during Shorten's first street walk. Liddell, Shorten's chief-of-staff, had gone to see his four-week-old daughter. As the new dad, babe in hand, stood by and watched his boss at work, he was bailed up by a local TV reporter to give his view on Shorten and his policy agenda.Alex Ellinghausen

At the Darwin Ski Club, Shorten's team made plans for the Opposition Leader to have a drink with the press following him around the country.

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