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Creating jobs the top govt priority: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says creating jobs is the government's top economic priority. (AAP)

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has used his first question to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the new parliament to quiz him on the economy.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the main focus for his government is the creation of jobs.

In his first question to the prime minister in the new parliament, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese asked which policies are working the best for the economy - wages, consumer demand, interest rates or productivity.

"All of them are, all working together," Mr Morrison responded.

"But the issue that this government is most focused on above all things ... is the creation of jobs."

He added the government's income tax cuts will go through the house later on Thursday to the benefit of all Australians.

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