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Aged care reset

Good morning, early birds. Peak bodies have reportedly called on the Morrison government to start reforming the aged care sector, and an investigation has been ordered into Australia Post after significant financial revelations at yesterday's senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Border Force to be reckoned with

Good morning, early birds. A corruption investigation into Border Force has created multiple divisions, and a school in the Melbourne suburb of Preston will reportedly be closed for the rest of the week after a year 5 student tested positive for COVID-19. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Hold your horses!

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian government has quickly reversed a decision to allow up to 500 owners and connections at this weekend's Cox Plate horse-racing event, and a row has reportedly broken out between the state's health and justice departments over responsibility for Victoria's revamped hotel quarantine scheme. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Safe as houses

Good morning, early birds. The Andrews government is reportedly considering plans to quarantine returned travellers at home with GPS-enabled wristband tracking devices, and the Leppington Triangle land scandal is probed at Senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Things aren't so open and shut

Good morning, early birds. Dan Andrews' cautious approach to reopening Victoria has been criticised, and hundreds of Australian citizens have been caught up in a global tax evasion probe. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Not even phoning it in

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has cancelled today's national cabinet meeting as he cannot travel to Sydney due to "some technical problems", and the Victorian government is considering potentially increasing the 5km movement limit to 20km. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Over a Daryl

Good morning, early birds. Gladys Berejiklian yesterday survived two no-confidence motions against her amidst more revelations about disgraced former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, and NSW is battling a new COVID-19 outbreak. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Chadstone's long reach

Good morning, early birds. Eight new high-risk COVID-19 locations have been announced in Shepparton overnight, and Gladys Berejiklian reportedly met with two Wagga Wagga publicans with past convictions in a meeting set up by her then-lover Daryl Maguire. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

External affairs

Good morning, early birds. Gladys Berejiklian has pledged to stay on as NSW premier following ICAC revelations over her secret, five-year relationship with disgraced former Liberal MP Daryl Maguire, and Victoria's top public servant Chris Eccles has resigned. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Step by step

Good morning, early birds. Dan Andrews has reportedly suggested the state could undertake reduced steps to reopening on select measures, and Scott Morrison has promised to "respond fast" if jobs do not eventuate, following criticism that the budget will not do enough to drive employment. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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