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Coalition seeks answers about why the airline was knocked back for new routes, while NSW treasurer Daniel Mookhey takes the spotlight at midday

Good morning and welcome to our rolling news coverage. I’m Martin Farrer, bringing you some overnight headlines before Emily Wind takes over.

After two weeks of escalating rhetoric and division around the Indigenous voice to parliament referendum, the no camp has taken a majority lead in our polling series for the first time. Our latest Essential poll today shows the naysayers with an expected 51% of the vote. But 29% of the electorate are still “persuadable”.

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