WHAT WE LEARNED
* Operation Sovereign Borders has stopped 80 people-smuggling ventures involving 3300 people.
* There are 10 child asylum seekers left on Nauru, four of whom will soon settle in the United States.
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN
Labor would restart the people smuggling trade by being soft on border protection.
WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
The government should not allow privatisation of state-owned electricity assets.
WHAT THEY SAID
“Queenslanders want lower power prices, not asset sales.” – Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
“Labor is drunk on the revenue this tax generates.” – Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on electricity company dividends paid to state governments.
“What clause prohibits the privatisation of state electricity assets? It is a simple question. It is a clause. What clause? Santa Claus?” – Shorten.
“Section four, schedule one, item one, page 25.” – Frydenberg.
“We said we would stop the boats and that is exactly what we did. Those opposite tried to stop us.” – Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Wayne Swan @SwannyQLD The National Accounts show soaring corporate profits have not been returned to workers via wage increases. Further proof that companies touting further corporate tax cuts would rather suppress wages then increase them. #qt #auspol
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