Manager of government business in the Senate, Mitch Fifield, said the government had been frustrated at times in giving effect to its carbon tax repeal election commitment.
The government is still confident the tax will be axed by the end of the week - but the Senate has agreed to sit until the package and four other bills have been dealt with.
The government will need three PUP senators, with Motoring Enthusiast Party ally Ricky Muir, and two from four remaining crossbenchers to pass the repeal.
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The bills and amendments were held up on Tuesday by backroom talks on a list of other bills to be brought on for debate before the Senate rises for a five-week break.
It is understood the government and Palmer United Party have reached a final agreement over an amendment which would force companies to pass savings on to customers.
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