Good morning, early birds. Prime ministerial contender Peter Dutton‘s electorate office in Queensland has been vandalised overnight. Plus, a Crikey reader exclusive: today we’re featuring our first weekly selection of stories from the New York Times. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the addition of the New York Times to your Friday morning read, which you can share with us by emailing It’s the news you need to know, with Natasha Grivas.

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