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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.