Legislation will be debated in both houses of parliament for the first time this year. Image by Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS

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What is happening in federal politics?

2020-02-06 10:00:02

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FEDERAL POLITICS?

* Scott Morrison has announced an inquiry into veteran suicide with the powers of a royal commission.

* The prime minister has promised a national inquiry into the bushfire season will be finished by August.

* Nationals MPs Darren Chester and Keith Pitt are expected to be elevated to cabinet in a ministerial reshuffle.

* The junior coalition partner is also trying to move on from a failed coup against Michael McCormack launched by former leader Barnaby Joyce.

* Legislation is being debated in both houses of parliament for the first time this year, after Tuesday was taken up with tributes to bushfire victims.

* Labor is expected to pursue the sports rorts scandal during question time on Wednesday.

* The government is also expected to cop questions over its response to the bushfires.

* Climate protesters continue their action outside Parliament House.

* It’s been announced Indonesian President Joko Widodo will address parliament next week.