Question time in federal parliament

Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament.

WHAT WE LEARNED

* The new Nationals chief whip is Murray MP Damian Drum, and deputy whip is Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd.

* The late Senator John McCain's grandfather came to Australia in 1908 with the 'Great White Fleet' and his father was a submarine captain based in Perth.

* The prime minister won't be dismissing Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

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WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

The government is keeping the economy strong, keeping Australians safe and keeping Australians together.

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WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Why was the prime minister replaced?

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WHAT THEY SAID

"Malcolm Turnbull is no longer prime minister of Australia. Why?" - Labor leader Bill Shorten to Scott Morrison.

"When placed in command, take charge." - Morrison quoting Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf.

"Is this what the prime minister meant when he said his own government was a Muppet show?" Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek.

"The curtain's down on that performance." - Morrison in reply.

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TWEETED

@TimWattsMP Extraordinarily, Scott Morrison begins his first #qt as Prime Minister by confirming that the latest change in the leadership of the Liberal Party has nothing to do with the Australian public. Amazing.

Australian Associated Press