Good morning, Cait Kelly here to take you through Friday morning’s news.
Here are the big ones so far:
Australian Federal Police has arrived in Solomon Islands after days of unrest over a series of complaints, including alleged corruption, poor public services and the government’s 2019 decision to shift diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China.
Marise Payne said on Radio National that there were about 100 Australians in the Solomon Islands and that the government would help them if they wanted to leave.
“We understand that there are strong reports of injuries, particularly in the Chinatown area. There have been some attacks on facilities such as police stations,” she said.
Payne said she would not comment on the policy of the situation.
“It is not the intention of the Australian Government, in any way, that we should post a comment or be involved. What we want to do and what we have been asked to do… is to contribute to stability and reassure things in Honiara. ”
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has blamed foreign partners for the arrest.
There is more rain on the way to Australia’s east coast on the weekend before it should lighten up next week.
The rainbow is expected to move through southern Australia, over most of NSW, before heading towards northern Victoria.
BOM has deployed flood guards for around Clermont, north of the Emerald in Queensland, through large parts of New South Wales, parts of eastern South Australia as well as for parts of northern and eastern Victoria – so keep an eye on them.
And police have said they “hope” they will find the remains of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay after a 55-year-old man was charged with their murder.
The man from Caroline Springs was charged Thursday night and he is expected to face Sale Magistrates Court later this morning.
Let’s get stuck in it.