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Question time in federal parliament

AAP logoAAP 15/09/2016

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT

WHAT WE DIDN'T HEAR

Labor living up to leader Bill Shorten's promise three weeks ago not to jeer about backflips and backdowns.

WHAT WE LEARNED

* The government is working with the states and territories about delivering a nationally-consistent response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told MPs. That means no stand-alone commonwealth compensation scheme.

* The Association of Superannuation Funds supported the government's revised changes to super tax concessions and was urging parliament to pass them, Treasurer Scott Morrison gleefully told the opposition.

* The PM is happy for every member of the coalition to claim credit for every decision of the government - even conservative Liberal senator Eric Abetz who led backbench criticism of the initial super changes.

* The government is taking action to bring medicines and medical devices to Australia faster than the near two years it has been taking to get listings from the US and Europe, Health Minister Sussan Ley said.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

We're providing the clear leadership the economy needs to provide a secure first world economy with a generous social welfare safety net.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

What is the point of the Turnbull government if the prime minister can't even deliver on his so-called greatest achievements?

THEY SAID WHAT

"Nobody does a better line of indignation than him." - PM takes a pot shot at shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus.

"We understand that for 70 minutes of each parliamentary sitting day the opposition feels it's obliged to come in here and accuse the government of bringing the country to the edge of chaos, to financial ruin and that everything, every measure that is proposed is catastrophic." - PM's observation about Labor's question time tactics.

TWEETED

@andrewgilesmp: "Turnbull talking up the 'clear economic leadership' of George Christensen."

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