Question time in federal parliament

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT:

WHAT WE LEARNED

* The government has doubled jail term penalties for dodgy bankers.

* Cabinet ministers and union bosses swear at people occasionally.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

The government is reducing taxes to create a better economy for all Australians.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Why the prime minister is arrogant and out of touch.

THEY SAID WHAT

"Are tampons a luxury and superyachts a necessity?" - Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek on a Liberal MP's suggestions the GST should be taken off luxury boats.

"There was a gorilla of debt ... and we had to wrestle that gorilla to the ground." - Treasurer Scott Morrison.

"I refer to reports that health minister unleashed a torrent of expletives to a grandmother. Why did the government ignore this?" - Plibersek again.

"Sometimes ministers fall short." - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his health minister's language, noting the minister's apology.

TWEETED

@TimWattsMP #scomo talks about 'gorilla of debt' inherited! Five years later the Coalition government has doubled the debt #qt