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Govt laughs at its own lower house blunder

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016

The federal government has laughed off its latest procedural stuff-up on the floor of parliament, saying it's a storm in a teacup.

Cabinet minister Josh Frydenberg admitted the coalition made a "very modest mistake" by voting in support of a Labor amendment critical of the government.

"It's something we just laugh at and it's not really serious," he told the Nine Network on Friday.

Mr Frydenberg accused the opposition of putting politics above policy.

"Well, this is a government that is simply chaotic," Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese replied.

He denied Labor it was deliberately trying to bring parliament to a standstill.

"We're not at all, we're busy putting forward a positive agenda," he said.

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