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Nine papers to cease political polling

Nine papers to cease political polling

Good morning, early birds. Nine's flagship papersĀ The Sydney Morning HeraldĀ and The Age have announced they will no longer publish Ipsos polls following Labor's shock election loss, and Anthony Albanese looks set to clinch the ALP leadership. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor leadership race narrows

Labor leadership race narrows

Good morning, early birds. The field has narrowed in the race for Labor leadership as MPs pick sides, and Queensland speeds up plans for the Adani coal mine. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Bowen calls for Labor to return to its roots

Bowen calls for Labor to return to its roots

Good morning, early birds. Labor leadership hopeful Chris Bowen says the party must return to its working class roots, and the Coalition clinches majority. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Morrison's tax mandate hits a snag in the senate

Morrison's tax mandate hits a snag in the senate

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's plan for a quick passing of tax cuts has been challenged by senate crossbenchers, and Scott Morrison calls for an end to "nastiness" in politics in his first televised interview. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

More seats fall to Coalition as Labor assesses damage

More seats fall to Coalition as Labor assesses damage

Good morning, early birds. Election counting continues with the Coalition expected to nab 77 seats, and new leaders step forward as Labor tries to figure out what went wrong. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Australia farewells Bob Hawke

Australia farewells Bob Hawke

Good morning, early birds. Political leaders across the spectrum have mourned the loss of Labor legend Bob Hawke, and the major parties make their final pitch to voters amid news of late Coalition cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Coalition to announce budget saving measures as Labor warns of cuts

Coalition to announce budget saving measures as Labor warns of cuts

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a new slate of budget-saving measures in an effort to pay for its election promises, and tension boils in the Coalition as Liberals and Nationals vie for senate votes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Morrison and Shorten spar over religion comments

Morrison and Shorten spar over religion comments

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have continued to spar over Morrison's comments on gay people and religion, and Donald Trump stands by beleaguered Attorney-General William Barr. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor policies questioned over cost, environmental impact

Labor policies questioned over cost, environmental impact

Good morning, early birds. Several of Labor's key election policies have been scrutinised for cost and environmental concerns, and Bill Shorten announces the ALP will push for an immediate increase to wages if elected. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Coalition, Labor pledge first home buyers loan scheme

Coalition, Labor pledge first home buyers loan scheme

Good morning, early birds. Both major parties have appealed to younger voters with a loan scheme targeting first home buyers, and Newspoll has Labor maintaining its lead a week out from the election. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.