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Labor set to back tax plan

Labor set to back tax plan

Good morning, early birds. Labor is reportedly ready to back all three stages of the government's tax plan, and Home Affairs' war on medivac takes a toll on senate relationships. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Medivac legislation hangs in the balance

Medivac legislation hangs in the balance

Good morning, early birds. The effort to repeal medivac legislation hinges on the vote of crossbench senators, and Labor MPs continue to add support for the government's tax cut plan. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Medical transfer overruling will 'open the floodgates'

Medical transfer overruling will 'open the floodgates'

Good morning, early birds. The government has called for medical transfer legislation to be repealed following a Federal Court loss for Home Affairs, and four suspects are to face murder charges for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Porter 'disinclined' to prosecute journalists

Porter 'disinclined' to prosecute journalists

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter says it would take "exceptional circumstances" to approve the prosecution of journalists in whistleblowing cases, and Victoria's euthanasia laws come into effect. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Mohamed Morsi dies during trial

Mohamed Morsi dies during trial

Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies during trial after collapsing in the courtroom, and a new study has found that record-breaking temperature increases over the next 20 years are unable to be prevented. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor indicates willingness to negotiate on income tax plan

Labor indicates willingness to negotiate on income tax plan

Labor has indicated it is willing to negotiate on the Coalition's income tax plan, and Peter Dutton calls for "sensible discussion" about plans to create new espionage powers. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Government stands firm on tax cuts

Government stands firm on tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. The government is remaining defiant on its proposed tax cut package despite demands from the crossbench, and Adani's controversial coal mine heads towards construction. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Government to revive union-busting bill

Government to revive union-busting bill

Good morning, early birds. The government is planning to reintroduce a failed anti-union bill in the wake of recent controversy surrounding John Setka, and two brothers shot by police at the Victorian border may have terror links. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Setka could be sacked, union warns

Setka could be sacked, union warns

Good morning, early birds. Embattled union boss John Setka is pushing back amid warnings he will be sacked unless he resigns, and Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo is counselled for his "inappropriate" and "intimidating" post-raid phone call. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

The Coalition's tax plan hits snag in senate

The Coalition's tax plan hits snag in senate

Good morning, early birds. Crossbench senators are concerned that the government's tax savings will be wiped out by rising energy costs, there are more calls for union boss John Setka to resign, and today Crikey launches its inquiry journalism initiative. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.