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Question time in federal parliament

AAP logoAAP 9/11/2016

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT:

WHAT WE ALREADY KNEW Over the years, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told MPs, we have learned the "honourable and distinguished" shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus doesn't hold his counterpart George Brandis in the highest regard.

KILLER QUESTION Will you rule out allowing Donald Trump-style hate speech to flourish in Australia by changing the law to make it easier to say racist things? Are you now so beholden to the far right that you are letting Pauline Hanson write your policy? Do you actually believe in this Trump-style agenda or are you just content with being the poor man's Tony Abbott? - Greens MP Adam Bandt to the PM

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

The reality is we stopped the boats; it was our determination to stop the boats that ensured our borders were secure. We ask Labor to do no more than prove again that it's on a unity ticket with us.

WHO LABOR WANTED TO PURSUE The prime minister, over his attorney-general who was pilloried by a Labor-dominated Senate inquiry over his relationship with the solicitor-general.

THEY SAID WHAT

"None of us should be hearing the member for Sydney." - Speaker Tony Smith chides Tanya Plibersek. "Quite right." - Leader of the House Christopher Pyne chimes in.

TWEETED

@PhillipCoorey There's a sense in the chamber of going through motions re #qt Minds elsewhere #USADecides

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