Question time in federal parliament

Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra.

WHAT WE LEARNED

* Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but global security risks remain.

* More than 200 people are under investigation over supporting terrorists or seeking to go to terrorist zones.

* Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has cancelled the visas of 3763 non-citizen criminals.

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WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

Foreshadowing a three-point election theme: strong, safe and together.

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WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

If Malcolm Turnbull was so great, why is he no longer the prime minister?

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WHAT THEY SAID

"I came to this position of leadership not seeking it." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

"We will see how that honeymoon period goes." - Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek quotes former minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells on the Liberal leadership.

"While they (voters) have yet to make up their mind about me, they have made up their mind about the leader of the Labor Party." - Morrison to Bill Shorten.

"How many of the thousands of emails sent to the minister's public email address are resolved by the minister in just a matter of hours?" Labor frontbencher Shayne Neumann on Peter Dutton's au pair visa decisions.

"You've been out there with your wet lettuce ... all I will do is double-down." Dutton to Neumann.

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TWEETED

@StephenJonesMP You've got to wonder what Statler and Waldorf would think about Scott Morrison and The Muppet Show... This Government isn't half bad. They're ALL bad! #auspol

Australian Associated Press