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Question time cheer for backbencher Abbott

AAP logoAAP 12/10/2016 Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

Tony Abbott has received cheers and applause from across the chamber as he asked his first question in parliament since returning to the backbench.

The former prime minister, who was ousted by Malcolm Turnbull in September last year, rose on Wednesday during question time to ask Trade Minister Steven Ciobo how the Singapore-Australia free trade agreement is supporting jobs and growth.

"Nice to be popular, Mr Speaker," a grinning Mr Abbott said, to ironic cheers from Labor and more supportive cries from the government benches.

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