With less than a week to go until polling day the Liberal Party will officially launch its federal election campaign, along with news of an expanded housing policy to help older Australians build their superannuation. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will address the party faithful in Brisbane on Sunday and use the stage to fight to hold key marginal seats.   

The Liberal leader will announce an expansion of a superannuation contribution scheme, funded by the sale of property, coalition sources have told Nine newspapers.

Under the scheme, people aged 55 and above who are downsizing their primary residence, can contribute up to $1.6 million into superannuation. The terms lower the current policy age of 65 and lift the current cap from $300,000. 

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At the same time, a re-elected Morrison government would establish a $375 million Queensland Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

The centre, expected to be based in Brisbane, would house cancer services in one facility as a one stop shop, and treat all cancer types.

It would be modelled on the successful Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney.

“This builds on recent investments we have made in Western Australia and South Australia to establish a national network of centres,” Mr Morrison says.

“This new facility will create new jobs, and provide access to new services for patients and support for their families.”

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the facility would save and improve lives.

“We all know somebody who has had their lives impacted by cancer and that’s why expert dedicated cancer care right here in Queensland is so important,” he said.

“The Morrison Government will establish a network of comprehensive cancer centres across the country to expand access to high quality care.”

Former prime minister John Howard is expected to be among the Liberal stalwarts in the audience at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Sunday.

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese will also address his party faithful in Brisbane where he will announce Labor’s $1 billion election commitment for Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry. 

Labor’s fund aims to build the nation’s industrial base and create new opportunities in key manufacturing industries such as transport, defence, food processing, medical science, and renewables.