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    TONIGHT: you’ve seen the videos online – a plague of mice is taking over parts of rural NSW and Queensland. While experts say it won’t make its way to Sydney, locals are calling out for more help to tackle it.

    PLUS: has Labor fallen out of touch with voters?

    Joining Ellen Fanning:

    •Craig Emerson, Labor Minister

    •Wendy Machin, Vice Chairman of the National Party

    •Dr Jenny May, GP and Director of the University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health

    •Ingrid Cumming, Nyungar Cultural Advisor at Curtin University

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