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Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorean embassy

Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange has been arrested and faces potential extradition to the United States, revolution in Sudan has led to a military coup toppling a 30-year presidency, and the major parties have hit the ground running in the lead-up to the election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Smoking is down but it’s still bringing in big bucks for the government

Smoking is down but it’s still bringing in big bucks for the government

Pulling in a budget surplus from tobacco excise has knock-on effects that need to be considered

Years of Coalition failure behind Adani panic

Years of Coalition failure behind Adani panic

The government's panic over the Adani Carmichael project is driven by five wasted years that have seen unemployment spike in Townsville and surrounding regions.

Arts and the budget: ad-hoc approach reflects Coalition’s misunderstanding of the sector

Arts and the budget: ad-hoc approach reflects Coalition’s misunderstanding of the sector

Despite a boost, this year's budget highlights the fact that the Morrison government lacks vision for our cultural sector.

The Liberals’ road to surplus was built on hard work – but whose?

The Liberals’ road to surplus was built on hard work – but whose?

Mathias Cormann has been crucial to the return to surplus forecast for next year. But so too has the Liberal Party's addiction to taxing Australians.

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Good morning, early birds. Tax cuts and an expected return to surplus have marked last night's 2019 federal budget launch, while critics have pointed out significant gaps in foreign aid, ABC funding, Newstart and wages growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

These impractical bleak evenings

These impractical bleak evenings

The budget lock-up is an unnecessary, sometimes funny, occasionally grim affair.

Winners and losers of the 2019 budget

Winners and losers of the 2019 budget

Governments staring down the barrel of an election tend to write budgets that try to be all things to all people. This one is no exception.

Dark matter, cessnas and spin bowlers – a stroll past the budget’s more unusual choices

Dark matter, cessnas and spin bowlers – a stroll past the budget’s more unusual choices

An underground physics laboratory to study dark matter in Stawell? You bet. Visa exemptions for spin bowlers? Absolutely!