Good morning, early birds. The PM has lashed Russia for the recent attack on a former spy. Plus, AWOL Border Force head Roman Quaedvlieg has been shown the door. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

RUSSIA TO JUDGEMENT

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described Russia's alleged use of nerve gas on former spy ­Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Great Britain as both criminal and "a shocking ­infringement of UK sovereignty".