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Burning the country at both ends

Burning the country at both ends

Good morning, early birds. Residents from Perth's south are being evacuated as a Mundijong fire worsens, and it seems Bridget McKenzie’s highly detail-oriented staff colour-coded sports grant applications based on political affiliation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Payne unable to evacuate Aussies in Wuhan

Payne unable to evacuate Aussies in Wuhan

Good morning, early birds. Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Australia is limited in its ability to help the 100-plus children under lockdown in China, and the government will announce a scant-on-details plan for cutting $2 billion from welfare “overpayments”. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Tributes flow for deceased US firefighters

Tributes flow for deceased US firefighters

Good morning, early birds. Three American firefighters were killed yesterday when their waterbomber crashed in southern NSW, and Michael McCormack may need Bridget McKenzie’s support just as much as she needs his. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Patching a $6.5 billion hole

Patching a $6.5 billion hole

Good morning, early birds. The bushfire crisis is predicted to take a $6.5 billion toll on the national economy by season's end, and Scott Morrison has slyly appointed his own department's boss to investigate the sports rort. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

McKenzie shoots herself in the foot

McKenzie shoots herself in the foot

Good morning, early birds. Tennis, golf and clay shooting clubs with Coalition ties were among the lucky recipients of Bridget McKenzie's sports grants, and in less scandalous news, Australians are increasingly concerned about the environment. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Good morning, early birds. Christian Porter, Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor and George Christensen haven't missed a beat despite making national headlines for all the wrong reasons, and new research shines a light on Australia's wealth gap. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Loans, ties and backpedalling, oh my

Loans, ties and backpedalling, oh my

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is preparing to put out several fires (in the exclusively symbolic sense), and Australians are facing bushfires, flash-floods, hail and dust storms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Things get even worse for Westpac

Things get even worse for Westpac

Good morning, early birds. Westpac has been linked to an international paedophilia case, and the tourism industry is taking a billion-dollar hit as Australians cancel their travel plans in droves. It’s the news you need to know, with Caleb Triscari.

Did Bridget McKenzie cheat at her own game?

Did Bridget McKenzie cheat at her own game?

Good morning, early birds. Liberal MP Bridget McKenzie is feeling the heat for allocating grant funding to sporting organisations located within marginal and target seats, and the US and China have signed a trade deal of sorts. It’s the news you need to know, with Caleb Triscari.

A NDISaster waiting to happen

A NDISaster waiting to happen

Good morning, early birds. More than 1,200 Australians died waiting for an NDIS package in just three years, and Karen Andrews reprimands climate deniers for wasting everyone's time. It's the news you need to know, with Caleb Triscari.