National

Question Time in federal parliament

By AAP Newswire

WHAT WE LEARNED

- The government since 2013 has spent $5 billion less on road projects than it promised.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

- Disciplined economic management will help the country withstand external shocks.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

- Why won't the government seek to put money into stimulating the economy.

WHAT THEY SAID

"Does the prime minister agree that journalism is not a crime?" - Labor leader Anthony Albanese.

"I agree journalism is not a crime ... (but) I'm not going to take lectures from a Labor party who sought in this place when they were in government to try and muzzle the press." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

"We need to find ways where a consensus can be built around policy changes that will put upward pressure on wages, that will make businesses stronger and help them to employ more people." - Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter.