Budget 2018: Turnbull government pushes Labor to support full income tax cut package
We'll wind up the live blog right there.
Today was meant to be all about the sales job for the 2018 budget. Then the High Court decision on Labor senator Katy Gallagher came along. Her election was ruled ineligible over dual citizenship. She got booted from the Senate (and will be replaced by under a recount of the 2016 election results) and the court's ruling quickly triggered the resignation of three lower house Labor MPs and a crossbencher. As a result, there will now be five byelections in the coming months, including one triggered by the surprise resignation (unrelated to citizenship) of Labor's Tim Hammond last week.
But the key policies of the budget did feature heavily today as well. The government is pushing the Parliament to quickly approve its full three-stage, seven-year income tax plan in time for the next financial year. Whether that happens is a big, important question.
Quite a day. We will be back in the morning.
Until then, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks to Alex Ellinghausen and Dominic Lorrimer for today's photos.