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Labor to announce Indigenous health package

Labor to announce Indigenous health package

Good morning, early birds. Today in the election campaign Labor is expected to focus on Indigenous health and climate issues, and South Australian independent senator Tim Storer will not be seeking re-election next month. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Millions pledged to aid restoration of Notre Dame

Millions pledged to aid restoration of Notre Dame

Good morning, early birds. Millions of euros have already been pledged in the wake of yesterday's Notre Dame cathedral fire, and the Coalition's Climate Solutions Fund reportedly has "integrity issues". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames

Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames

Good morning, early birds. The historic Notre Dame cathedral has been engulfed with fire, and a week after the death of an Indigenous woman in police custody, her family have accused police of racial profiling and mistaken arrest. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Health experts want both major parties to think long-term

Health experts want both major parties to think long-term

Good morning, early birds. Health experts warn the major parties against an ad-hoc approach to healthcare strategies in the lead-up to the election, and One Nation experiences a drop in the polls following the Al Jazeera investigation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorean embassy

Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange has been arrested and faces potential extradition to the United States, revolution in Sudan has led to a military coup toppling a 30-year presidency, and the major parties have hit the ground running in the lead-up to the election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison poised to set election date

Morrison poised to set election date

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison looks ready to announce an election date today and Benjamin Netanyahu is set to start on his fifth term as Israel's prime minister after a tight race. It's the news you need to know with Chris Woods.

Queensland Environment Minister questions Adani approval

Queensland Environment Minister questions Adani approval

Good morning, early birds. Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch has said the federal Coalition's approval of the Adani coal mine "reeks of political interference", and Labor is set to announce funds for electric car manufacturers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition's higher income tax cuts to cost country $30b

Coalition's higher income tax cuts to cost country $30b

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's proposed flat tax rate for middle to higher income workers may push the budget back into deficit, and a disability royal commissioner is called to step down for potential conflicts of interest. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

China interrogated Australian residents over influence probe

China interrogated Australian residents over influence probe

Good morning, early birds. Chinese officials reportedly targeted Australian residents over a secret investigation into Chinese influence in Australia, and the Coalition and Labor each enjoy a bump in the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten pledges massive Medicare investment

Shorten pledges massive Medicare investment

Good morning, early birds. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised a huge investment in Medicare and cancer screenings under a Labor government, and family members lobby to have stranded Australian ISIS orphans brought home. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.