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Paladin documents reveal ties to PNG political family

Paladin documents reveal ties to PNG political family

Good morning, early birds. The ongoing investigation into Paladin Group has revealed the security contractor's close PNG political ties, and the Coalition prepares to back down on key Labor and Greens motions in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Dutton distances himself from Paladin contract controversy

Dutton distances himself from Paladin contract controversy

Good morning, early birds. Peter Dutton has addressed questions surrounding Manus Island security contractor Paladin, and Scott Morrison is set to hand down the latest Closing the Gap report. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

McGowan holds key to Morrison’s parliamentary humiliation

McGowan holds key to Morrison’s parliamentary humiliation

Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition set to pass encryption bill with Labor support

Coalition set to pass encryption bill with Labor support

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to pass a wide-reaching encryption bill after a backflip from Labor, documents detail the secret Home Affairs body who determine medical transfers from Nauru and Manus, and the first conviction challenge is launched following the Lawyer X scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten announces energy package

Shorten announces energy package

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten has set out Labor's energy ambitions, Amnesty reports deteriorating conditions on Manus, and Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence is freed from prison. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Ciobo privately walks back Israeli embassy move

Ciobo privately walks back Israeli embassy move

Good morning, early birds. Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo has privately downplayed the chances of an Israeli embassy move, more than 100 government bodies have sought citizen metadata, and a catatonic refugee has been evacuated from Manus. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

Good morning, early birds! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent liberal figures have received suspicious packages believed to contain explosives, the government seeks to challenge child medical evacuations from Nauru and Manus, and crossbenchers hit out at potential coal subsidies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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?