Bill Shorten will demand costings on tax reform plan that will shape the crucial contests across four states triggered by Gallagher court ruling

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Labor has demanded the Turnbull government provide detailed costings of its budget tax plans as both sides muscle up for critical byelection contests in July triggered by the final chapter of the dual citizenship imbroglio.

The Turnbull government on Wednesday introduced legislation giving effect to the personal income tax cuts promised in Tuesday night’s budget, but stonewalled when asked to produced a detailed year-by-year costing of the measure beyond the forward estimates, and an update on the costs of the company tax cut.

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