Scott Morrison insists the Coalition can convince Senate to pass tax package as a whole

The Turnbull government is continuing to insist that its tax package must be considered as a job lot, and it will get through the Senate intact, despite the obvious parliamentary resistance to the third tranche of the reforms, which flattens the income tax scales, benefiting high-income earners.

The treasurer, Scott Morrison, said on Sunday the government was often underestimated when it came to dealing constructively with the Senate, and he said the plan needed to be legislated as a whole because it dealt with both short and long-term problems.

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