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Question time in federal parliament

AAP logoAAP 10/10/2016

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT

WHAT WE LEARNED

* If Labor's fraudulent Medicare texts to voters during the election campaign had been sent by a business those responsible would be facing criminal charges. And the opposition knows it, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told MPs.

* The coalition is the only party with a plan that will pay for Medicare, PM claimed.

* The government has ordered the sale of properties, valued at $96 million, owned by foreigners who bought them under false pretences, Treasurer Scott Morrison informed MPs.

* To reach Labor's 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030, Australia would need 10,000 wind turbines, Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said.

* Australian companies can expect business worth up to $2.5 billion from work on the Lockheed F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne revealed.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

How it is protecting the volunteers of Australia's emergency services organisations from dodgy workplace deals.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

After 100 days the prime minister still hasn't learnt anything about Medicare?

THEY SAID WHAT?

"No one believes you."

- Labor senators heckle Attorney-General George Brandis as he insisted he didn't mislead parliament over communication between himself and the solicitor-general.

"The honourable member plays the violin. She regards it, as do her colleagues, as something of mirth to have pulled up off such a brilliant deceit."

- PM chides opposition health spokeswoman Catherine King about Labor's Mediscare campaign.

"People have a lot to say about green policies when they are stuck in the lift."

- Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce lampoons Labor over its renewable energy policy.

TWEETED

@RobMitchellMP: "Fizza passes to the fizzalet."

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