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'Farcical' Queen's speech pushes October Brexit

'Farcical' Queen's speech pushes October Brexit

Good morning, early birds. Critics have denounced the Queen's speech to parliament as a 'farce', and Penny Wong fires back at Scott Morrison's new nationalistic rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Frydenberg announces banking inquiry

Frydenberg announces banking inquiry

Good morning, early birds. The government has called an inquiry into the power of the big banks amid the RBA's rate cuts, and ISIS affiliates take advantage of chaos in northern Syria. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

New report shows Australia likely to miss Paris targets

New report shows Australia likely to miss Paris targets

Good morning, early birds. Australia is predicted to miss its Paris Agreement targets by a large margin, and Turkey warns Australia against joining any sanctions movements as Ankara's invasion of Kurdish territory continues. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Turkey launches attack into Kurdish territory

Turkey launches attack into Kurdish territory

Good morning, early birds. Turkey has launched its attack into north-eastern Syria following the withdrawal of US forces, and a new report shines a spotlight on the 20 worst emissions offenders. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor resources spokesman pushes for Coalition emissions targets

Labor resources spokesman pushes for Coalition emissions targets

Good morning, early birds. Labor's resources spokesman is urging the party to adopt the government's 2030 emissions reduction targets, and homes are destroyed as fires rage through NSW and Queensland. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Australian, US authorities plan data access swap

Australian, US authorities plan data access swap

Good morning, early birds. Peter Dutton has announced a plan that would allow Australian authorities access to personal data held in US tech platforms, and the first day of Extinction Rebellion's global week of action sees dozens of protesters arrested. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Bill Shorten takes blame for Labor election loss

Bill Shorten takes blame for Labor election loss

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten has claimed responsibility for the Labor Party's shock federal election loss, and the government addresses claims of water hoarding in the Murray-Darling basin. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Morrison blasts UN's 'negative globalism'

Morrison blasts UN's 'negative globalism'

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has taken a swipe at the UN, and the Russia probe escalates as Alexander Downer rejects Republican claims he was "directed" to contact the Trump election campaign. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Boris Johnson pitches new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson pitches new Brexit deal

Good morning, early birds. Boris Johnson has presented a new Brexit strategy ahead of another prorogation of parliament, and religious communities call for provisions in the Coalition's religious discrimination bill. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Protester shot as Hong Kong violence escalates

Protester shot as Hong Kong violence escalates

Good morning, early birds. Protests in Hong Kong have escalated dramatically as police shoot a protester, and Scott Morrison fields some difficult questions about recent requests from Donald Trump. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.