As it happened: Turnbull government defends NBN, pushes company tax cuts

As it happened: Turnbull government defends NBN, pushes company tax cuts

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the media during a doorstop interview at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 18 October 2017. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Attorney-General Senator George Brandis during Senate estimate hearings at Parliament House Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Fedpol. Photo: Andrew Meares
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Senator Eric Abetz during Senate estimate hearings at Parliament House Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Fedpol. Photo: Andrew Meares

Treasurer Scott Morrison addresses a CEDA conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Treasurer Scott Morrison addresses a CEDA conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher during Senate estimate hearings at Parliament House Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Fedpol. Photo: Andrew Meares

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher during Senate estimate hearings at Parliament House Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Fedpol. Photo: Andrew Meares

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher with Attorney-General Senator George Brandis during Senate estimate hearings at Parliament House Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Fedpol. Photo: Andrew Meares

The High Court will consider the eligilbility under Section 44 of the Constition for politicians (anti-clockwise from top left) Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash, Matt Canavan, Nick Xenophon, Malcolm Roberts, Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam. Montage created 9 October 2017.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce departs question time at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 19 October 2017. Fedpol. Photo: Andrew Meares

Senator Malcolm Roberts during a Senate estimates hearing at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 24 October 2017. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Greens Senator Larissa Waters reacts as she announces her resignation in Brisbane, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Ms Waters resigned as a result of her dual n-Canadian citizenship. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING