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One flu over the coup coup nest

Good morning, early birds. The Trump administration is reportedly continuing to block the handover of power even as Joe Biden's lead breaks the 5 million mark, while the US faces a rapidly growing, record-breaking third wave. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Liberal powerbroker and concerned citizen Andrew Abercrombie (Image: 7 News)

Tips and Murmurs: Compromised citizens … Sinophiles on campus … Return of the ‘Shanahan curve’

Always check the CV of a 'concerned citizen' in the media, plus there are some interesting jobs available on the University of Sydney careers hub, and the Press Council shows its 'strength' once more.

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Class actions speak louder than…?

Good morning, early birds. The Andrews government is reportedly facing a new class action on behalf of workers retrenched during Victoria's second wave, and the Australian Energy Council has come out against Scott Morrison's plan to build a gas-fired power station in NSW. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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A process of elimination

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian government has released its roadmaps to reopening metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and the federal government has called on the Andrews government to strengthen contact tracing "to the highest possible levels". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Law and disorder

Good morning, early birds. Counsel assisting the Lawyer X royal commission have reportedly accused Victoria’s former top cop Graham Ashton of failing to ensure officers acted ethically and within the law, and the Andrews government's planned six month extension of the state of emergency has passed the upper house. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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China’s Hong Kong media crackdown reveals truth behind new security laws

New arrests of Hong Kong media figures and political activists prove that China is wasting no time in its great purge.

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Peaks and troughs

Good morning, early birds. Victorians warned to brace for a likely peak in daily COVID-19 deaths, and the royal commission into aged care has heard that neither the federal health department nor the aged care regulator developed a COVID-19 plan specifically for the aged care sector. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Send in the specialists

Good morning, early birds. A specialist medical team Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has called "the SAS of the medical world" is being deployed to Victoria to help stem the aged care COVID-19 crisis, and NSW Police yesterday arrested six Black Lives Matter protesters in Sydney. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chinese honour guard raise the Chinese flag during the commissioning ceremony of China's Shandong aircraft carrier (Image: Li Gang)

As China twists the knife, how serious is Australia about defending Taiwan and Hong Kong?

The US and Australia say they are prepared to defend Taiwan against Chinese encroachment. But with Hong Kong in uncharted waters, is it anything more than just Western posturing?

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Morrison makes two-thirds of the right call on Hong Kong. China’s rage proves it

The government has made the right call in dumping its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and allowing students and temporary workers to stay. But is it genuinely concerned about human rights, or just about picking up "talent"?

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