What have we learned from last night’s debate?

The leadership debate was a sales opportunity for two men vying to become prime minister. Charlie Lewis examines whether such debates matter in 2022.

Crikey’s Electioncast with Tips and Murmurs editor Charlie Lewis (Image: Private Media)

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Last night’s leadership debate was an opportunity for the men vying to become prime ministers to set the narrative for weeks to come. In front of a hall full of undecided voters, Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese each tried to sell themselves as the better option. But how important are these debates in 2022? Oh dear‘s Tips and Murmurs editor Charlie Lewis scrutinized the debate and gained insight into what this event means for the campaign, which he shared with news editor Georgia Wilkins.

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