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Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says claims there are up to ten complaints about his conduct are "absurd". A Nationals party internal document obtained by the ABC says the complaints range from "inappropriate behaviour" to more serious allegations". The document also says the WA party failed to protect the identity of one complainant. The West Australian party president says the document was never meant to be made public.
China is warning of dramatic consequences if the US president goes ahead with his plans for import tariffs on steel and aluminium. Donald Trump is due to sign the tariffs into law tomorrow morning — Australian time — with Canada and Mexico likely to be exempt. Around 100 Republicans have written a letter to the president urging him to change his mind.
The federal government will appoint a 'Women in Science Ambassador' to encourage more young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The prime minsiter made the announcement today, confirming the first ambassador will be announced later in the year. They'll travel to schools across the country, and provide advice to government about issues facing women and girls in the sector.
And Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold will become the Socceroos coach after the World Cup. Arnold will replace Dutchman Bert van Marwijk who's on a short-term contract that ends after this year's tournament in Russia. Arnold's deal will see him coach the national team through to the 2022 World Cup.