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Pell considers High Court appeal

Pell considers High Court appeal

Good morning, early birds. The conviction of George Pell may make its way to the High Court, and Australia agrees to another military excursion to the Middle East. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Catholic Church calls for greater religious protections

Catholic Church calls for greater religious protections

Good morning, early birds. The Catholic Church and other religious groups are calling for protections in proposed religious freedom laws, and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt is criticised for ignoring the need for a voice to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Calls for Australia to increase Pacific defence capabilities

Calls for Australia to increase Pacific defence capabilities

Good morning, early birds. There are calls for Australia to increase its military focus in the Pacific ahead of China's growing dominance, and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces a financial sector 'shake-up'. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Australia cuts mention of climate crisis, coal from Pacific forum declaration

Australia cuts mention of climate crisis, coal from Pacific forum declaration

Good morning, early birds. The Australian government has worked to neuter a Pacific Islands Forum declaration on climate crisis responsibility, and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg spruiks Australia's economic credentials ahead of recession fears. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Berejiklian considers abortion bill amendments

Berejiklian considers abortion bill amendments

Good morning, early birds. Gladys Berejiklian has moved to quell conservative anger over the NSW abortion bill, and the mental health system is under the spotlight following the Sydney knife attack. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Police probe Sydney knife attack motive

Police probe Sydney knife attack motive

Good morning, early birds. Police say the Sydney stabbing suspect had accessed information about recent mass killings in the US and New Zealand, and the government plans to cut migration before addressing failing infrastructure. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Morrison to announce $500 million Pacific climate fund

Morrison to announce $500 million Pacific climate fund

Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government is set to announce $500 million in climate change and ocean funding for the Pacific region, and a new report slams Australia's lagging infrastructure. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Frydenberg calls for Australia to back US

Frydenberg calls for Australia to back US

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is at odds over the "China debate" as Josh Frydenberg calls for Australia to back the US, and police probe terror links following a mosque attack in Norway. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

NSW abortion bill moves forward

NSW abortion bill moves forward

Good morning, early birds. The NSW abortion bill has passed the lower house amid fierce debate, and a new IPCC report highlights the land sector's contribution to climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

RBA faces parliamentary grilling

RBA faces parliamentary grilling

Good morning, early birds. RBA governor Philip Lowe will face questions over the bank's monetary policy, and One Nation's Mark Latham releases an 'information pack' on trans students. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.