James Merlino and Martin Foley will not seek re-election at state election in November; Anthony Albanese says invitation from French president Emmanuel Macron an opportunity for ‘important reset’; Peter Dutton pledges to ‘support the government in any way’ on Pacific policy; PM warns of ‘brakes on spending’ in budget. Follow the day’s news
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Qantas is forecasting a loss of up to $550m this year, despite strong demand for domestic and international flights allowing it to reduce its net debt to $4bn by the end of this financial year.
That’s a $1.5bn improvement in the past six months.
We don’t want a circumstance whereby there’s risk to Australian personnel by undertaking such a visit, but we’ll take that advice and we’ll act accordingly.
We’ve formed a special bond with Ukraine. President Zelenskiy is one of the century’s great heroes, and he’s provided inspiration not only to his people but to the rest of the world as well.
I hope that we can visit in due course and if the prime minister is able to visit, if that’s the security advice he’s received, that it’s safe for him and for his delegation to visit, then I think it’s entirely appropriate that he would.