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Key issues for federal parliament

Key issues for federal parliament

The House of Representatives and Senate return for a fortnight of sittings on Monday, with a new prime minister, and ahead of another by-election.

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By AAP 06.09.2018 10:47 AM

FEDERAL PARLIAMENT: WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

* First question time for Scott Morrison as prime minister.

* Greens to seek Labor and crossbench support for a motion of no confidence in Peter Dutton over au pair saga.

* Senate to receive a report of an inquiry into the Dutton au pair issue on Tuesday.

* Government wants backing for new laws to crack down on union misconduct.

* NSW Nationals MP Kevin Hogan to sit on crossbench but remain in the Nationals party room.

* Perth Labor MP Patrick Gorman to give his first speech on Monday.

* Speaker Tony Smith expected to announce issuing of writ for Wentworth by-election to replace retiring Liberal and former PM Malcolm Turnbull.

* Labor MP Emma Husar returns to parliament after an internal inquiry into her treatment of staff.

* Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi has threatened to name colleagues involved in bullying during the party's recent leadership struggle.

* The Greens' Larissa Waters resumes her seat in the Senate after resigning last year due to her dual citizenship. She is filling the vacancy left by Andrew Bartlett, who is running for the lower house seat of Brisbane.

* Senate program includes draft laws dealing with changes to private health insurance.

* Labor caucus and coalition joint party rooms meet on Tuesday.

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