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Former Queensland LNP leader Lawrence Springborg.

Springborg recoils back into politics

Good morning, early birds. Victoria’s election system is facing upheaval, Lawrence Springborg is set for a political comeback, and a former Manus Island security guard has taken her own life. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

(Image: AAP/Michael Chambers)

Clive’s spending big on another election (and other news you may have missed)

Liberals tackle a power vacuum in South Australia, and the Paladin scandal that wouldn't die. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

Senator Jacqui Lambie (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

What does it mean now that Medivac is gone?

Critical medical care decisions are now back in the hands of bureaucrats. Those suffering on Manus Island and Nauru will not be surprised.

How long can medivac last?

With the Coalition racing to repeal the controversial medivac laws, doctors and lawyers are working overtime to help asylum seekers trapped in offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru.

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Australia looks to sideline US in secret trade deal

Good morning, early birds. Australia is leading talks with Asia Pacific countries to create a significant trading bloc that would sideline the US, and infamous security company Paladin will not have its Manus Island contract renewed. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Protesters in Hyde Park, Sydney. (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Government religiosity hides weaponisation of despair on Manus

It's time for Australian faith leaders to loudly protest the elitist religiosity propping up the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.

Australia’s failure in offshore detention reporting

International media outlets have reported a shocking rise in suicide attempts on Manus. But you wouldn’t know about it from Australia's major papers.

Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani (Image: Amnesty International)

Manus detainees are making sure they can no longer be ignored

More than 250 detainees have filed documents with the PNG National Court asking for enforcement of their human rights.

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.

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan  (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

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.