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Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Good morning, early birds. Ambassador to the US and former federal treasurer Joe Hockey reportedly helped facilitate a meeting with Helloworld prior to it winning government tender, despite being a major shareholder in the travel company. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Border Force's forgotten email led to Hakeem al-Araibi arrest

Border Force's forgotten email led to Hakeem al-Araibi arrest

Good morning, early birds. Border Force has apologised for the case of "human error" which lead to refugee Hakeem al-Araibi being detained in Thailand, and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he had "no idea" a travel company paid for his holiday flights after winning tender from the federal government. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Paladin documents reveal ties to PNG political family

Paladin documents reveal ties to PNG political family

Good morning, early birds. The ongoing investigation into Paladin Group has revealed the security contractor's close PNG political ties, and the Coalition prepares to back down on key Labor and Greens motions in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament

Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament

Good morning, early birds. A Coalition filibuster has marked a new record for longest parliamentary question time, and documents reveal that Home Affairs sought to exempt Paladin from FOI laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Dutton distances himself from Paladin contract controversy

Dutton distances himself from Paladin contract controversy

Good morning, early birds. Peter Dutton has addressed questions surrounding Manus Island security contractor Paladin, and Scott Morrison is set to hand down the latest Closing the Gap report. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor, crossbench deliver historic loss to Morrison government

Labor, crossbench deliver historic loss to Morrison government

Good morning, early birds. The government has been delivered its long-awaited historic loss in parliament over medical evacuation legislation, and the Coalition and Labor continue to duke it out in a jam-packed start to the sitting year. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hakeem heading home after Thailand drops case

Hakeem heading home after Thailand drops case

Good morning, early birds. Freed Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is expected to be home in Australia within hours, and Bill Shorten faces the year's first parliamentary sitting day having backflipped on support for medical transfer legislation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten tipped to falter on medical transfer support

Shorten tipped to falter on medical transfer support

Good morning, early birds. There are warnings that Bill Shorten is set to ramp down his support for Kerryn Phelps' medical transfer legislation, and a NSW Liberal power broker backs Labor. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition MP used franking inquiry for fundraising

Coalition MP used franking inquiry for fundraising

Good morning, early birds. Coalition MP Jason Falinski is under fire for using the franking credits inquiry to raise funds for the Liberal Party, and Australia rejects Thailand's claim that it issued a red notice for detained refugee Hakeem al-Araibi. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor seeks probe of Hayne report leak

Labor seeks probe of Hayne report leak

Good morning, early birds. Labor is seeking an inquiry into the potential leaking of the banking royal commission report, and Home Affairs comes out swinging against Kerryn Phelps' medical evacuation bill. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.