Economy dominates Australian election TV debate
11 August 2013 Last updated at 18:54 BST
The economy dominated exchanges between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbot in their televised election debate.
The candidates faced an hour of questioning from a panel of journalists in the capital, Canberra.
Sunday's debate was the first of three such possible meetings before the 7 September polling day.
Jon Donnison reports.