Government pushes parliament to pass Coalition tax plan – politics live

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the Guardian—New and old faces are back in Canberra as the 46th parliament prepares to sit for the first time. All the day’s events, live 11.24pm BST Welcome to the first (semi) official day of the 46th parliament. The MPs are back in town, and so are we, and it will no doubt be a bumpy ride. Today is mostly formalities - finishing to set up offices, swearing in David Hurley as the new governor general, finding where to get coffee - you know, the important things. Continue reading

Jacqui Lambie backs Coalition's income tax cuts package – politics live. Tasmanian senator and Centre Alliance give the Australian government the support it needs to pass its legislation. All the day’s events, live 11.53pm BST Here is all the legislation the government plans on introducing into the House today: o Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection)o Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits)o Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity)o National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits)o Crimes Legislation...