Question Time in federal parliament

The federal opposition has criticised Scott Morrison and his government's response to climate change

WHAT WE LEARNED

* Australia's emissions have fallen 0.1 per cent over the year.

* Attorney-General Christian Porter sat in on a phone call between the prime minister and NSW police chief Mick Fuller.

* Scott Morrison wished his father John a happy 84th birthday. Anthony Albanese gave bipartisan support for the birthday wishes.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

* The government has been working hard for the past six months since the election.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

* Wages are weak, business investment is low, retail spending is soft and labour productivity is poor.

WHAT THEY SAID

"Given the Finance Minister's boast that low wages growth is a 'deliberate design feature of the government's economic management', and the Reserve Bank's recent statement that low wages growth under those opposite is now 'the new normal', is this a case of mission accomplished?" - Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers.

"I thank the Leader of the Opposition for letting him out of witness protection." - Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Chalmers.

"Does the prime minister agree that it is time government members start acting like 'real Liberals and took effective action on climate change'?" - Labor leader Anthony Albanese, quoting Malcolm Turnbull.

"The government is implementing the policies on emissions reduction that began under prime minister Turnbull," - Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

"You were like the Wile E. Coyote of (police) referrals." - Attorney-General Christian Porter to his shadow Mark Dreyfus.