Stalled media bill set to return to Senate, while Labor protests Joyce’s refusal to step down until citizenship case heard by high court

Proposed tax breaks for small media companies would be retained but reduced in scope under a proposal put by Nick Xenophon in return for his support on the Turnbull government’s media ownership bill.

The media bill is set to return to the Senate when parliament resumes on Monday, but Xenophon has put the onus on the government to respond after a deal stalled at the end of the last sitting session.

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