Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

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Bill Shorten, Adam Bandt, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Rebekha Sharkie ask PM to let parliament sit next week

Labor and the majority of lower house crossbenchers are maintaining political pressure on the Turnbull government over the abrupt cancellation of a parliamentary sitting week, as one Liberal called for the remaining company tax cuts to be dumped.

As confused government MPs absorbed the cancellation of next week’s scheduled lower house sitting, and the prime minister’s decision to float personal income tax cuts in a speech to a business dinner on Monday night – the Liberal Eric Abetz departed from the official script and declared the government should focus on the hip pocket nerve.

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