WHAT WE LEARNED
* Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is still on personal leave.
* The government will consider extra road funding for South Australia once the budget returns to surplus in 2019.
* 'Big stick' laws to crack down on electricity industry misconduct will be introduced to parliament this week.
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN
Voters will have a choice between a stronger economy and lower taxes, or a weaker economy with higher taxes under Labor.
WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
Why won't the prime minister implement the National Energy Guarantee.
WHAT THEY SAID
"It had strong support, and none stronger, than that of the current prime minister and current treasurer." - Opposition Leader Bill Shorten quotes Malcolm Turnbull on National Energy Guarantee.
"They might like to dress up their 45 per cent emissions reduction target as a National Energy Guarantee, but what it is a ... thumping big electricity tax." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
"We have smashed Kyoto 1, was have smashed Kyoto 2 and we will meet our 2030 target." - Morrison on emissions cuts.
"Given the prime minister has already turned his big stick into a toothpick, will he now abandon his discredited divestment laws which even his own members do not support," - Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen.
@SwannyQLD If the coalition manages to deliver a surplus somewhere in the next 12 months it's not coming from expenditure control. It is from an increase in revenue which had been suppressed during the GFC