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NSW announces stamp duty overhaul

NSW announces stamp duty overhaul

Good morning, early birds. NSW announces the first significant overhaul of stamp duty since 1986, there are fresh concerns for detainees on Manus, and New Caledonia votes against independence from France. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Section 44 rears its ugly head once more

Good morning, early birds. Section 44 could claim yet another Coalition MP, Peter Dutton rebuffs New Zealand refugee deal once again, and NSW to turn a network of public buildings into a virtual power plant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government plans ‘unofficial timeline’ for transferring kids off Nauru

Government plans ‘unofficial timeline’ for transferring kids off Nauru

Good morning, early birds. There are reports that the government has an "unofficial timeline" for getting children off Nauru, Shorten turns down an energy deal with the Greens, and Turkey reveals new details about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is this Australia’s refugee tipping point?

Is this Australia’s refugee tipping point?

There is a tipping point where suddenly political advantage comes from demonstrating humanity rather than working to extinguish it. But has Australia reached that point yet?

How will the Coalition’s proposed lifetime refugee ban operate?

How will the Coalition’s proposed lifetime refugee ban operate?

After years of stalling from the government, the New Zealand solution to the asylum seeker crises on Manus and Nauru is getting closer to a reality. But will Parliament accept the lifetime bans that come with it?

Russia refuses to rule out new Cold War

Russia refuses to rule out new Cold War

Good morning, early birds! Russia has said it will be forced to produce new nuclear armaments if the US tears up a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, eleven children have been evacuated from Nauru and federal election analysis spells disaster for the Liberal party. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government accused of selling out Palestine for Wentworth win

Government accused of selling out Palestine for Wentworth win

Good morning, early birds! Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing backlash over the proposal to move the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and an asylum seeker deal between Australia and New Zealand is reportedly back on the table. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison considers Jerusalem recognition

Morrison considers Jerusalem recognition

Good morning, early birds! Prime Minister Scott Morrison is considering the controversial move of following Donald Trump in formally acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and Liberal backbenchers call for children to be evacuated from Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Doctors Without Borders details Nauru plight

Doctors Without Borders details Nauru plight

Good morning, early birds! Médecins Sans Frontières has detailed the “absolutely devastating” mental health among asylum seekers housed on Nauru, while calling for their immediate evacuation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.