National

Morrison’s tax pitch to senior voters

By AAP Newswire

Scott Morrison has made a plea for the grey vote with a black-and-white pitch pitting Labor's tax plans against the coalition.

A tour of Liberal-held Victorian seats continued on Tuesday, as the government tries to repair damage inflicted by last year's leadership spill.

Mr Morrison took the election campaign down the Great Ocean Road, looking to older voters to save the coalition from a tsunami of discontent crashing over it in a similar fashion to November's state poll.

At Torquay Bowls Club, the prime minister plonked his bowl into the jack.

Next up was Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson, who missed by a narrow margin.

That's exactly what she can't afford to do on May 18, with the seat notionally in Labor hands after a redistribution.

From barefoot bowling to bare-knuckle brawling on tax, Mr Morrison wanted to zero-in on the Labor leader.

"Bill Shorten lies. He lies. He lies all the time," the prime minister said.

Earlier Mr Morrison addressed a town hall mostly full of Liberal voters, promising no new or increased taxes on superannuation.

Mr Shorten said on the campaign trail in Adelaide his party had no plans to increase taxes on superannuation.

Asked about the overwhelmingly favourable reception at the seniors forum, Mr Morrison said: "It's actually legal to be a Liberal member in this country and vote for the Liberal Party."

The prime minister was adamant Labor's plan to scrap franking credits would rob retirees of money to visit family.

Despite his repeated argument that questions about lingering angst from leadership spill are the domain of the "Canberra bubble" issue, a punter raised the topic at the seniors forum.

The Liberal Party member was no fan of Malcolm Turnbull and was eager to argue he hadn't been ousted because he brought on the spill.

After the meeting, attendee Elizabeth Anderson told AAP she was undecided on who to vote for.

"I was really impressed. He was very open and real. He was really listening to people," she said.

Noni Bartlett told AAP she was worried an elected Shorten government would introduce death duties.

A small group of unionists handed out flyers outside the hall, with Alan Guihenneuc telling reporters there was an appetite for change in the electorate.

Mr Morrison also met with residents at a Geelong aged care home, playing pool and chatting to others as they finished their lunch.