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the Guardian—Parliament sits for the final time this week, with threats to the government’s promised surplus back in the spotlight. All the day’s events, live 10.52pm GMT The Senate looks fairly boring today, but there is the first Sports Grant senate inquiry hearing scheduled later today. The auditor-general Grant Hehir is appearing at that inquiry from 4pm. 10.50pm GMT [cont from previous post] Labor has also been rumbling post election, with a succession of right wingers having views about how to do a...

Government under pressure to release sports grants report – politics live. The senate has turned up the heat on the government to release the PM&C report into the sports grants affair. All the day’s events, live 10.32pm GMT On the argument that “Australia’s emissions are too small to matter”, Alan Finkel said if we took that attitude to everything – for example, ignoring water restrictions because we were just one household – “all of a sudden we would have a water shortage”. He said our contribution might be small, but when it has been done, globally, it has been...