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Welcome to the new Milibandism

Welcome to the new Milibandism

While Bill Shorten's campaign has echoes of Ed Miliband's ill-fated 2015 UK Labour platform, Shorten has a secret weapon: Scott Morrison.

Nationals threaten to end Coalition over energy policy

Nationals threaten to end Coalition over energy policy

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce has threatened the relationship status of the LNP over the Liberals' dismissal of coal plants, and Labor pledges a number of infrastructure and business-boosting initiatives. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Wage stagnation is the front line of a class war

Wage stagnation is the front line of a class war

Business' refusal to pay higher wages, and the indifference of policymakers towards the issue, is an act of economic warfare by wealthy elites against ordinary people.

Shorten to pitch federal election as a ‘referendum on wages’

Shorten to pitch federal election as a ‘referendum on wages’

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten will today pitch Labor's plan for economic reform to voters, and leaked reports reveal that "manning issues" mean Border Force is missing sea patrol targets by as much as 20%. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Good morning, early birds. Ambassador to the US and former federal treasurer Joe Hockey reportedly helped facilitate a meeting with Helloworld prior to it winning government tender, despite being a major shareholder in the travel company. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Michaelia Cash: a portrait of a politician under oath

Michaelia Cash: a portrait of a politician under oath

While giving testimony on 2017's AWU raid scandal, Cash seemed to have one brief: 'don't give them a headline'.

Labor, crossbench deliver historic loss to Morrison government

Labor, crossbench deliver historic loss to Morrison government

Good morning, early birds. The government has been delivered its long-awaited historic loss in parliament over medical evacuation legislation, and the Coalition and Labor continue to duke it out in a jam-packed start to the sitting year. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hakeem heading home after Thailand drops case

Hakeem heading home after Thailand drops case

Good morning, early birds. Freed Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is expected to be home in Australia within hours, and Bill Shorten faces the year's first parliamentary sitting day having backflipped on support for medical transfer legislation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten tipped to falter on medical transfer support

Shorten tipped to falter on medical transfer support

Good morning, early birds. There are warnings that Bill Shorten is set to ramp down his support for Kerryn Phelps' medical transfer legislation, and a NSW Liberal power broker backs Labor. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Don’t kid yourself. Labor can still mess this up.

Don’t kid yourself. Labor can still mess this up.

There is a complacency that has settled across the land: that this is in the bag for Labor. That won't end well.