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Morrison and his blame game

Morrison and his blame game

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison wants state infrastructure projects to move faster and people to stop worrying about the economy, and in Europe, prosecutors have dropped an investigation into Julian Assange. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Frydenberg's solution to an age-old problem

Frydenberg's solution to an age-old problem

Good morning, early birds. Josh Frydenberg wants to ensure senior Australians are upskilled and employed in an effort to boost the economy, and in Hong Kong, police say protesters have no option but to surrender. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

China's detention regime exposed

China's detention regime exposed

Good morning, early birds. A leaked document has exposed President Xi Jinping’s brutal crackdown on and detention of China’s Muslim minorities, and in NSW and Qld, fire danger will continue for weeks to come. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Frydenberg stands by his surplus

Frydenberg stands by his surplus

Good morning, early birds. As calls for economic stimulus grow louder, so too do Josh Frydenberg's cries for surplus, and up north, Kumanjayi Walker's family is demanding justice. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Indigenous teen's fatal shooting declared death in custody

Indigenous teen's fatal shooting declared death in custody

Good morning, early birds. NT Police is under investigation over the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Warlpiri man, and the government will halve the concessional tax rate for major infrastructure projects. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Ministers fear 'democratic backsliding'

Ministers fear 'democratic backsliding'

Good morning, early birds. DFAT documents reveal increasing concern about the health of democracy in the Indo-Pacific region and encourage the government to take action, and firefighters continue to battle record blazes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Australia named and shamed

Australia named and shamed

Good morning, early birds. Australia has been rebuked and ranked on the global stage, and the NSW Rural Fire Service says it won't be able to help everyone. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

NSW issues 'catastrophic' fire warning

NSW issues 'catastrophic' fire warning

Good morning, early birds. Greater Sydney is reportedly drier than before the 2001 fires, and the accountability of police is being called into question. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor election review points finger

Labor election review points finger

Good morning, early birds. Labor's long-awaited election review blames strategy, agenda and leadership to boot, and a government report says the drought will only worsen. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Government announces $1 billion drought stimulus

Government announces $1 billion drought stimulus

Good morning, early birds. The government has allocated another $1 billion to drought-stricken communities and Labor continues its internal bickering. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.