Headlines last night and this morning were dominated by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's "withering" attack on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as a "social-climbing sycophant". The backbench and much of the press gallery lapped it up as the gloves finally coming off, but there were many more things worth paying attention to in Parliament yesterday.

Kicking the young and unemployed

Buried in the mild-sounding omnibus savings and childcare reform bill released yesterday, the government included a four-week waiting period before unemployed people under 25 are eligible to receive income support payments. This is one of those "zombie" budget measures from 2014 that last failed to pass the Senate in 2015, just days before Tony Abbott lost the leadership.