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Question time in federal parliament

AAP logoAAP 11/10/2016

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT

WHAT WE LEARNED

* Up to 100,000 businesses with a turnover of between $2-10 million and employing on average 22 people will be eligible for the second tranche of the government's corporate tax cuts, Treasurer Scott Morrison told MPs.

* Companies with turnovers of less than $10 million will enjoy a tax rate of 27. 5 per cent - the lowest since 1967.

* NBN Co, builder of the national broadband network, is one of the great corporate turnarounds in Australia's history, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proclaimed as he predicted three-quarters of its work would be completed in 2019/20.

* The government during the past 12 months or so has cancelled the visas of 106 "non-citizens" associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton revealed.

* There are "only" 160,000 young people with severe psychosis or mental illness in Australia, Health Minister Sussan Ley said as she acknowledged the 10-year anniversary of Headspace.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

We are getting on with the job of delivering the national economic plan that was endorsed by the Australian people at the election.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Does the prime minister stand by his promise that he made the day before the election that no Australian will pay more to see a doctor because of his six-year Medicare freeze?

THEY SAID WHAT

"In the 100 positive policies they have a policy on the commonwealth cleaning services, but not one on agriculture."

- Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce lampoons Labor.

"Why would I ask him a question if he doctors the Hansard answers?"

- Opposition agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon fires back, earning a yellow card from the Speaker.

"Today the Labor Party has driven a stake through the heart of marriage equality in Australia."

- Attorney-General George Brandis.

TWEETED

@SwannyQLD: Turnbull's offence - impersonating a prime minister.

@theamwu: Will @kevinandrewsmp explain to the house why he still exists.

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