The Australian –
Bill Shorten has secured support from the Labor caucus for a retreat on the refugee medivac bill, amid concerns the draft laws championed by Kerryn Phelps could lead to the dismantling of offshore processing and allow Scott Morrison to fight the next election on national security.
FIN Review –
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not ruled out axing a $234 million deal with Bob Katter if the independent sides with Labor and forces a recall of Parliament to start dealing with the recommendations of the banking royal commission.
The Adelaide Advertiser –
South Australia's $2.2 billion desalination plant would be used to help River Murray flows, under a plan the state government will consider.
The NT News –
Karl Waters will have a gruesome scar to carry after he was bitten by a shark while spearfishing off Groote Eylandt.
The Courier Mail –
Southeast Queensland looks set to be awarded the biggest City Deal in the country, with Scott Morrison revealing support for an ambitious plan to modernise the region.
The West Australian –
Labor has taken a major political gamble on border security, agreeing to laws allowing doctors to approve medical transfers of detainees to Australia but with bolstered powers for the government.
Herald Sun –
Households could save hundreds of dollars on the cost of servicing their car each year, and have more choice on which mechanic to visit, under a plan being considered by the federal government.
The Age –
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed the mortgage broking industry in the face of demands from the banking royal commission for major changes to how brokers are paid, saying he does not want the sector to "wither on the vine".
The Hobart Mercury –
Campervan tourists enjoying Tasmanian sites say they will not return to the state if they can no longer access free camping sites. They say the $2500 it costs to bring a van across Bass Strait is a big enough outlay without having to pay for every night.
The Canberra Times –
A bid to legalise cannabis in Canberra will be slowed by new parliamentary rules, despite support from Labor and the Greens.
The Daily Telegraph –
Bill Shorten last night backflipped on Labor's support for Kerryn Phelps' plan, to make it easier to transfer asylum seekers to Australia after the Opposition Leader was given a security briefing yesterday.
The Sydney Morning Herald –
City of Sydney councillors have backed calls for an urgent NSW drug summit and supported a pill testing demonstration in a bid to drive down the number of young people dying at music festivals.