Coalition’s post-election bounce over as Labor closes the gap

The Morrison Government’s post-election honeymoon appears over with Labor closing the gap to the Coalition.

A Newspoll published in the Australian shows the Coalition leading Labor 51-49 after preferences, down from 53-47 last month.

The Coalition’s primary vote has dropped two points to 42 while Labor’s is up one to 34.

Support for One Nation was up one point to 4 per cent.

Scott Morrison’s personal approval has also taken a hit.

The number of people dissatisfied with his performance is up six points to 42-per-cent with his net satisfaction rating falling to six-per-cent.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has improved his popularity with his net satisfaction of seven-per-cent.

However Mr Morrison remains the preferred Prime Minister by a long margin, 40 to 38.

Motorists urged to take care as thick fog shrouds Brisbane

Brisbane has woken up to a pea-souper with thick fog shrouding the city as well as parts of Logan.

Motorists are being urged to take extra care with major roads including the M1 covered as far down as Tanah Merah.

Visibility in some areas is down to as low as 100 metres.

Airline passengers are also being warned to expect delays this morning.

Brisbane Airport says while there are no major delays at the moment, aircraft are being slowed down which will likely lead to some hold-ups as the morning goes on.

Passengers are being told to check with their airline.

Delays are also expected to affect City Cat services.

The thick blanket of fog came after a relatively mild night, high humidity and no wind.

The fog is expected to clear around 8am this morning for a sunny and warm day.

Man killed, two injured in horror crash

A man has died while a Gold Coast man has been seriously injured in a frightening crash near Brisbane Airport.

A car collided head-on with a truck on Main Myrtletown Road, Pinkenba, just before 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

The car involved in the accident was almost completely destroyed.

The driver of the car, believed to be a foreign national, died at the scene.

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The driver of the truck, a 33-year-old Coomera man, was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital with serious leg injuries.

A 23-year-old female passenger was treated for minor injuries.

The road was shut for several hours while the accident was cleared.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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Man shot dead by Sydney Police

A man has died after being shot by Police on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Officers were responding to reports of a domestic-related incident at a home on Mona Vale Rd at Ingleside just after 9.30pm on Saturday night.

They spoke to a 53-year-old man who the allegedly armed himself with a shotgun and pointed it at Police.

Officers opened fire, shooting the man in the leg.

They applied first aid before the man was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition.

He died a short time later.

A Critical Incident investigation has now been launched by NSW Police to be headed up by the Homicide Squad.

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Seven arrested in NSW cocaine, MDMA sting

Police have swooped on an alleged large-scale drug supply network in the NSW Illawarra area, arresting seven people.

Officers descended on seven properties in Coniston, Wollongong, Woonona, Dapto, Unanderra and Oak Flats on Friday arresting three men aged 20, one man aged 24 and a 19-year-old woman, police say.

The five were charged over their alleged involvement in supplying cocaine and MDMA.

The arrests led police to three more properties at Bellambi, Mangerton and Mount Kiera where they then arrested two men aged 26 and 30.

The group are facing a string of different charges ranging from supplying a commercial quantity of an illicit drug and participating in a criminal group.

All seven were refused bail and are due to face Wollongong Local Court on Saturday.