Cost of living in focus as Australia’s election race hits final stretch

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By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison criss-crossed the country in a final day of campaigning, insisting he could still win Saturday’s election despite polls pointing to a change of government or hung parliament. Morrison and Labor Opposition leader Anthony Albanese targeted marginal seats in the final 48 hours of the six-week campaign as data showed wages growth being outstripped by inflation, and record low unemployment – fodder for competing claims on who would best manage the economy. An Ipsos opinion poll published by the Australian Financial Review…

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