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Aged care reset

Good morning, early birds. Peak bodies have reportedly called on the Morrison government to start reforming the aged care sector, and an investigation has been ordered into Australia Post after significant financial revelations at yesterday's senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Safe as houses

Good morning, early birds. The Andrews government is reportedly considering plans to quarantine returned travellers at home with GPS-enabled wristband tracking devices, and the Leppington Triangle land scandal is probed at Senate estimates. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Bridget McKenzie (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

My world’s on fire, how ’bout yours?

Good morning, early birds. There may be a new Liberal rort for us to sing write about, and Australia has now recorded more than 50 coronavirus cases and extended its travel ban. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Bushfire cuts, agency spies and scanty figurines

Good morning, early birds. Day three of Senate estimates did not disappoint, and a second Australian has died after contracting coronavirus. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Secretary of the Home Affairs Department Mike Pezzullo appears before a Senate Estimates hearing at Parliament House in Canberra, on Monday, March 2, 2020. Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas.

Every man and his secretary

Good morning, early birds. Day one of Senate estimates saw revelations and accusations galore, and South Australia has proposed new laws that will make it easier to detain and quarantine people. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Kopika, Priya and Tharunicaa. (Image: Rebekah Holt)

Inside the Biloela family’s Christmas Island detention quarters

Almost $27 million has been spent on the facility this year, and the Biloela family are the only people housed there. So why are the conditions so bad?

Treasury Secretary Dr Steven Kennedy (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

New leader struggles to restore Treasury’s battered reputation

The new head of Treasury appeared at Senate estimates this week, with the tough task of restoring his department's diminished reputation. So how did he do?

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It turns out you can put a positive spin on the climate crisis

In Senate estimates this week, a senior Department of Environment official spruiked the supposed benefits of climate change. God help us all.

Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann loving estimates (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The chaotic final days of the 45th parliament

Last minute appointments, messy estimates, and fast-tracking the Adani mine — Scott Morrison called the election this morning later than initially expected, following a frantic few days in Canberra.

Is Treasury more politicised than ever? Don’t ask Mathias Cormann.

Labor went-in on supposed Treasury politicisation during Senate estimates last week. It didn't go as well as planned.

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