It is officially election time again and sitting federal Labor MPs are wasting no time slamming the Liberal party.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Governor General on Thursday to call an election for May 18.
Cunningham MP Sharon Bird and Whitlam MP Stephen Jones are wondering why the Liberal party has not selected or endorsed candidates in their electorates.
The MPs said the Liberals have "again shown their disdain and arrogance to the people of the Illawarra".
They said the choice was simple, it is a choice between a "fair go" with Labor or "more cuts and chaos" with the Liberals.
"The people of the Illawarra deserve better than Liberal candidates who only appear for a couple of weeks before the election, if at all," Ms Bird said.
"Residents deserve to hear from all candidates, and especially from the two major parties, so they can talk about the issues that are important to them."
Mr Jones added, "democracy demands a contest and if Scott Morrison says he governs for all Australians then he should put candidates up in Cunningham and Whitlam."
He said Labor's plan for the future of the country was resonating with residents.
"Most Australians will be relieved to be able to cast a verdict on the government that has been shameless since it rolled Malcolm Turnbull," Mr Jones said.
"People are relating to the need to do something about the out of pocket expenses cancer patients face," he said.
"Our school funding plan is resonating.
"Many people think TAFE is run down and people want to see an investment in training apprentices and they want the caps to be lifted off universities so their children can study.
"Under Labor's funding model, in my electorate every primary school on average will be $500,000 better off and secondary public schools on average will be $1.4 million better off.
"Labor has a plan for the future but the government will spend the next five weeks criticising us."
Mr Jones said Illawarra residents could expect to hear Labor funding announcements during the next five weeks.
Ms Bird said Illawarra residents had an important choice come May 18.
"Particularly in my area, I talk to a lot of people who are unhappy with the NDIS, which is $1.6 billion under spend," she said.
"These are people who can't get the equipment or services they need or who haven't had a decision about their case.
"I will continue campaigning with my colleagues."