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Queensland government pledges to work towards a treaty

Queensland government pledges to work towards a treaty

Good morning, early birds. The Queensland government has pledged to work towards a treaty with the state's Indigenous people, and Labor and retirees argue that the government’s $600 million deeming rate changes are insufficient. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Morrison vetoes enshrining Indigenous voice in constitution

Morrison vetoes enshrining Indigenous voice in constitution

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has nixed the prospect of a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous voice to parliament, and RBA governor Philip Lowe has changed his tune on the pressing need for fiscal stimulus. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Coalition split on Indigenous recognition

Coalition split on Indigenous recognition

Good morning, early birds. Ken Wyatt's call for an Indigenous voice to parliament isn't convincing fellow Coalition MPs, and the CFMMEU pushes back against Labor. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers

Queensland to repay stolen wages

Queensland to repay stolen wages

Good morning, early birds. The Queensland government will return almost $200 million in stolen wages to Indigenous workers, and new Murray-Darling revelations lead to calls for an inquiry. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Frydenberg rejects stimulus calls

Frydenberg rejects stimulus calls

Good morning, early birds. Josh Frydenberg has brushed aside the RBA's call to action on economic stimulus, and conservatives are split on the issue of religious freedom legislation. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Dutton approved, condemned Border Force cuts

Dutton approved, condemned Border Force cuts

Good morning, early birds. FOI documents have revealed that Peter Dutton approved the same Border Force cuts he later condemned, and retirees are calling on the government to fix pension payments. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Experts at odds as tax plan passes

Experts at odds as tax plan passes

Good morning, early birds. The government's full tax plan has passed parliament with support from Labor following failed amendments, and ALP national secretary Noah Carroll is set to step down today in the wake of the May election loss. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Lambie cuts a tax deal

Lambie cuts a tax deal

Good morning, early birds. Maverick Senator Jacqui Lambie agrees to support the government's tax cut plan -- oh, and there's just one condition... Plus, Labor turns the screws on Scott Morrison over former MPs' new commercial gigs.

RBA urges government to boost economy

RBA urges government to boost economy

Good morning, early birds. The Reserve Bank has called on the government to boost the struggling economy, and Labor is pursuing Senate amendments to the Coalition's tax cuts after supporting them in the lower house. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Protesters storm Hong Kong parliament

Protesters storm Hong Kong parliament

Good morning, early birds. Dozens have been injured after protesters stormed the Hong Kong Legislative Council, and Labor signals that it is prepared to back the government's contentious tax cut package. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers