Malcolm Turnbull faces another day of internal sniping on the Neg, while Scott Morrison focuses on getting company tax cuts through the Senate. All the day’s events, live

After getting up a Senate inquiry into JobActive yesterday, which after Labor and the government both opposed, should have been defeated on the numbers, but no one actually asked for a division, so it passed on the voices, the Greens are now attempting to hold an inquiry into the “avoidable deaths” and other issues on Manus Island and Nauru.

Here is how Nick McKim explains it:

Tomorrow the Greens will move to set up a Senate inquiry into the avoidable deaths, serious health problems, abuse and neglect of people seeking asylum and refugees who are detained on Manus Island and Nauru. I urge all my Senate colleagues to support it.


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The divide in the Coalition party room has caused much mirth within Labor circles. This was sent out from Bill Shorten’s office this morning on Twitter:

Interesting little tidbit from Coalition partyroom in today’s @australian #auspol

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