Australia news live update: flood warnings as heavy rain hits NSW; police and defence personnel fly to Solomon Islands

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Good morning, Cait Kelly present to instrumentality you done Friday morning’s news.

Here are the large ones truthful far:

Australian national police person arrived successful the Solomon Islands aft days of unrest implicit a fig of grievances, including alleged corruption, mediocre nationalist services and the government’s determination successful 2019 to power diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China.

Marise Payne said connected Radio National determination were astir 100 Australians successful the Solomon Islands and the authorities would assistance them if they wanted to leave.

“We recognize determination are beardown reports of damage, peculiarly successful the Chinatown area. There person been immoderate attacks connected facilities similar constabulary stations,” she said.

Payne said she would not remark connected the authorities of the situation.

“It is not the Australian government’s intention, successful immoderate way, for america to walk immoderate remark oregon beryllium involved. What we privation to bash and what we’ve been asked to bash … is to lend to stability, calming things successful Honiara.”

Prime curate Manasseh Sogavare has blamed overseas partners for the arrest.

There is much rainfall to travel for Australia’s eastbound seashore over the play earlier it should easiness adjacent week.

The rainfall set is expected to determination done South Australia, implicit astir of NSW, earlier heading to bluish Victoria.

The BOM has enactment retired flood watches for astir Clermont, northbound of Emerald successful Queensland, done overmuch of New South Wales, parts of eastbound South Australia arsenic good arsenic for parts of bluish and eastbound Victoria – truthful support an oculus connected those.

And constabulary person said they are “hopeful” they volition find the remains of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay aft a 55-year-old antheral was charged with their murders.

The man, from Caroline Springs, was charged Thursday nighttime and helium is expected to look Sale magistrates tribunal aboriginal this morning.

Let’s get stuck into it.