National

Question time in federal parliament

By AAP Newswire

WHAT WE LEARNED

* The government will shortly respond to a parliamentary inquiry report on regional development.

* An asylum seeker has been charged with assaulting a treating psychiatrist, while another is on four child sex charges.

* Today marks 11 years since Kevin Rudd said sorry to the Stolen Generations.

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WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

Labor would restart the people smuggling trade by being soft on border protection.

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WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Why won't the government schedule more than 10 days of sittings over eight months.

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WHAT THEY SAID

"Given that Malcolm Turnbull was decent enough to say sorry to the victims of the banks, why is he no longer the prime minister of Australia?" - Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

"When will the Labor Party apologise for destroying the border protection regime?" - Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

"He doesn't have much of a profile ... except when he is on my show." - Defence Minister Christopher Pyne on his Labor counterpart and Sky News colleague Richard Marles.

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TWEETED

@SwannyQLD Instead of making stuff up & creating fake news, it would be good for the Government to focus on the basics & provide a statement on why the RBA has downgraded growth forecasts. #qt #auspol