Good morning, early birds. Labor's new post-election frontbench has made its debut, and the government pushes Solomon Island investments in a bid to ward off China's Pacific growth. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
With only 100 days to go until the election, we take a look at the men and women who'll take on ministerial responsibilities if the Coalition wins. Who are the duds, who are the stars, and who is the has-been that never was?
For a mob who claim to be pro-competition and opportunity, there's only one way to create a single party on the non-Labor side of politics - fight it out. David MacCormack writes:
Liberal leader Brendan Nelson will host a two day love-in for his colleagues before parliament returns next month, writes Christian Kerr.