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What’s the difference between COAG and the national cabinet? 

COAG is gone forever, replaced by a national cabinet. We look at whether there is actually a difference.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (Image: AAP/David Gray)

The political fault lines are real — and only slightly submerged

The coronavirus crisis has smoothed over some political divisions, but under the surface-level bipartisanship, fault lines remain.

New report shows Australia likely to miss Paris targets

Good morning, early birds. Australia is predicted to miss its Paris Agreement targets by a large margin, and Turkey warns Australia against joining any sanctions movements as Ankara's invasion of Kurdish territory continues. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin (AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

NSW energy minister slams federal party

Good morning, early birds. The NSW energy minister has called the Coalition's approach to energy and climate policy "out of touch", and ICAC raids Labor offices over party donations and fundraising. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Health, population and space take the stage at COAG

Good morning, early birds. Adelaide is set to be announced as the home of Australia's space agency, and aviation transport workers lobby federal Labor to assist in Qantas stoush. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What does each state want from the NEG?

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meets today to discuss, inter alia, compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, is it even possible to "tonify" one's kidney essence? The TPA comes under fire for allegedly loose labelling practices on vitamin products. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Police fight to keep NSW gun documents secret after Adler debate

NSW public servants are attempting to keep a lid on documents about classification of the Adler A-110 shotgun.

Crikey Worm: Privacy concerns over Turnbull’s new security measures

PM Malcolm Turnbull will take his tough new security measures to COAG, and US police interview Las Vegas shooter's Australian girlfriend. It's the news you need to know.

Crikey Worm: Comey accuses White House of lies, polls close in UK election and Finkel report due today

Federal prisons for terrorists, Finkel not fickle on energy sources, and UK election winds up and it doesn't look good for Theresa May. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

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