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The day before the election, Australia’s media landscape appears to reflect the country as a whole.

Few full-throated endorsements of either the Coalition or Labor can be found, and when it came to making a call, the major mastheads were essentially split down the middle.

Endorsements for Labor – still just in front according to the polls but with the Coalition rapidly narrowing that lead – tend to focus on the need for change, for action on climate, and for less division in politics.

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Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have both attracted media endorsements. (James Brickwood/Alex Ellinghausen)

Mastheads calling it for the Coalition point to the government’s actions during the pandemic, and back Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s claims about his better economic credentials.

Here’s what Australia’s big news outlets have to say.

“To return the government to power would be to reward and incentivise inaction at a time when the country has a growing list of problems to tackle.”

“While we despair at the lack of truth-telling in this campaign, The Age believes a change of government is needed to begin restoring integrity to federal politics and to, finally, face up to the challenge of climate change.”

“The Morrison government has failed to construct a credible program to ensure Australia’s post-pandemic prosperity. But a re-elected Coalition with the authority to govern would still be Australia’s best bet.”

“Mr Morrison has endured the worst a world can throw at a national leader and Australia has emerged stronger. Mr Albanese has not proven himself ready to assume the high office he seeks.”

“Under this government, Australia has either held its ground or made significant economic and global advances during the nation’s most fraught and testing time since World War Two.”

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“Territorians deserve better than being looked at sideways by the incumbent Coalition government.”

“Neither party has outlined a bold vision for Australia’s future. But in a contest of competency and trust, the Coalition is a clear winner.”

“Don’t vote for a good bloke, vote for a proven leader.”

“Consensus builders, not bulldozers, will be needed in the next Australian Parliament.”

“The Coalition’s siren song of returning to a time of pre-pandemic calm might be enticing, but it’s an illusion. Australia cannot afford three more years of Scott Morrison’s self-serving spin and negligent inaction.”

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