29 Aug 2013

Last election debate held

9:47 am on 29 August 2013

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition leader Tony Abbott have met in their third and final televised debate before the federal election on 7 September.

The event was held at the Rooty Hill RSL in Western Sydney on Wednesday night.

Mr Abbott was again forced to defend his party's costings of its policies and Mr Rudd faced criticism for Labor's hefty deficits during its six years in office.

Afterwards, undecided voters declared Mr Rudd the winner by a small margin.