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Malcolm Turnbull goes into this final parliamentary week of the year in need of compromises on both the ABCC legislation and the tax rate for backpackers. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull takes charge on water in bid to get ABCC deal

Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Josh Frydenberg on Sunday strongly argued for change to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Mal Fairclough/AAP

Ministers set to look at 18C inquiry

Cabinet on Monday is expected to consider referring the future of the controversial 18C section of the Racial Discrimination Act to a parliamentary inquiry.
Barnaby Joyce recently said a resolution of the backpacker tax issue was imminent. Dan Peled/AAP

Backpacker tax due to go to cabinet

Federal cabinet on Tuesday is due to consider a compromise on the backpacker tax, as the government moves to clear away the issue as soon as possible.

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