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Time for a federal ICAC?

Good morning, early birds. Former Victorian premier Steve Bracks and federal frontbencher Jenny Macklin have been appointed administrators of Victorian Labor, and a dispute between China and India over a border site in the western Himalayas has led to a deadly clash. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Solidarity trumps virus fears, and New Zealand declares COVID victory

Protesters defied authorities and the coronavirus to support the Black Lives Matter movement across Australia on Saturday.

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Australia best at panic-buying, NZ is almost COVID-free, and the dollar is back

Aussies were the quickest to panic buy supermarket goods in the onset of the pandemic. Plus other coronavirus updates.

Lessons must be learnt, Gillard says

Good morning, early birds. Julia Gillard is calling for an investigation into China's original COVID-19 outbreak, and the Fair Work Commission is considering deferring minimum wage increases for JobKeeper-eligible companies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Wood.

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Is Australia really doing better than New Zealand in the fight against COVID-19?

Scott Morrison claimed that Australia is doing better than New Zealand despite imposing a less extreme lockdown. Is he right?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Image: AAP/Boris Jancic)

How New Zealand set the world standard virus response

New Zealand has led the world in its response to limiting the spread of COVID-19. How did it do it, and can it last?

Morrison stops the planes

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has outlined a range of new shutdowns, including of libraries, outdoor play areas, most hairdressers and Australians travelling overseas, and NSW parliament has passed a bunch of emergency laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

I got ninety-nine patrons but I can’t add one

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison is today expected to ban over-100 crowds across pubs, cinemas and restaurants, and will also announce $715 million in waived domestic fees for the airline industry. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Polls apart: rumours of Ardern’s demise greatly exaggerated in Australia

As New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern visits Australian shores, News Corp would like you to think she's lagging back home. The polls say differently.

Barnaby gets back on the horse

Good morning, early birds. Both the Nationals and The Greens will vote in new leaders this morning, with old mate Barnaby Joyce and Melbournian Adam Bandt drumming up significant support within their respective party rooms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.