The Australian and international news stories you need to know today, Thursday June 11.

Morrison wants to get "planes flying around Australia". 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ramped up calls for state leaders to set a border opening timetable with coronavirus infections at low levels.

The federal government is applying fresh pressure on states to restart interstate travel amid calls for more help to be directed to aviation.

"We need to get planes flying around Australia," Mr Morrison told parliament.

"If you want to see planes flying around Australia, we need to open up these domestic borders."


He wants premiers to nominate a July date, in line with national cabinet's target for the third stage of eased restrictions.

There were seven new cases reported across Australia on Wednesday, four in Victoria and three in NSW.

The average national daily increase has been at 0.06 over the past three days.

Just 20 people remain in hospital with the disease, three of whom are in intensive care.

The current COVID-19 figures.

Victorian teenager home after two nights missing in bushland.

A Victorian teenager is home with his family after spending two nights missing in dense Victorian bushland in freezing temperatures.

William Callaghan, 14, who is non-verbal with autism, is alive and well after he was found on Wednesday.

The youngster raced ahead of his family at Mt Disappointment on Monday and became separated from them, sparking a huge search.

Missing teenager William Callaghan has been found alive after two cold nights in Victoria's bush. Image: James Ross/AAP. 


Experienced local bushman Ben Gibbs found William off the main track before midday on Wednesday, giving him socks, chocolate and a jacket before he was reunited with his mother.

"I can't imagine what he's been feeling and going through. I am just so relieved," his mother Penny Callaghan told reporters after seeing him.

Royal Children's Hospital emergency registrar Dani Bersin told reporters that William had some cuts on his feet and face.

"It is quite incredible to survive the elements for two nights in the cold. He has come out relatively unscathed," he said on Wednesday night.

Mr Gibbs, who grew up in the area and calls Mt Disappointment his "family mountain", dug deeper into the bush than other searchers before him.


"He was just about 15 metres from me, just standing there, he was really angelic just standing," Mr Gibbs said.

The bushman let William eat and then carried him a bit before he walked out wearing Mr Gibbs' shoes.

Streaming services are removing potentially offensive material amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

The BBC has removed Little Britain from iPlayer because "times have changed" since the series first aired.

The show, starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas, has come under fire for the use of blackface in some sketches, and the portrayal of black women by white men.

In hindsight, Lucas has previously said he has regrets about the comedy, describing it as "cruel". 


The critically acclaimed Gone With The Wind has been taken off America's HBO because of racist depictions.

Netflix has taken down four shows by comedian Chris Lilley including Jonah from Tonga, We Can Be Heroes, Angry Boys and Summer Heights High for the same reasons.

200,000 people sold "worthless insurance" by Commonwealth Bank.

Law firm Slater and Gordon is filing a class action against Commonwealth Bank, alleging that Australia's largest bank sold customers credit card and personal loan insurance that was worthless to them.


The lawsuit, filed in the federal court, is the fourth by the law firm in its "Get Your Insurance Back" campaign.

It recently settled a similar class action against NAB for $49.5 million and has also filed suits against ANZ and Westpac.

Slater and Gordon said 200,000 people been sold credit card and personal loan insurance that guarded against job losses despite them being unemployed or not working full time, making it very unlikely they would ever be able to claim against those policies.


"This is reprehensible behaviour by the bank, which has chosen to compensate only a negligible portion of its customers, despite their admission that they knew the insurance was worthless," Slater and Gordon practice group leader Andrew Paull said.

In 2017, CBA agreed to repay up to $16 million to customers who had purchased the Creditcard Plus or Personal Loan Protection add-on insurance products despite it being unsuitable for them.

Mr Paull called those efforts "a tokenistic effort to protect the bank's brand, rather than a genuine attempt to make good its past wrongdoing". 

Changes needed after a summer of bushfire smoke.

A NSW upper house committee is looking into the health impacts of poor air quality resulting from bushfires and drought.

Asthma Australia chief executive Michele Goldman has told the inquiry smoke exposure impacts had been largely invisible and underestimated - but the health consequences need to be taken seriously.

The organisation is calling for a number of changes following the summer's devastating bushfire season.

Before coronavirus Australians were wearing masks because of months of bushfires smoke. Image: Jenny Evans/Getty Images. 


They want more air quality testing stations, including in regional, rural and remote areas, and the consideration of temporary stations in more locations during extended periods of poor air quality.

Ms Goldman said they also recommended an air smart campaign addressing the dangers of smoke, much like the SunSmart campaign raised public awareness of skin cancer risks and prevention.

The inquiry heard from the family of 19-year-old Courtney Partridge-McLennan who died from an aggressive asthma attack during the bushfires. 

READ: Courtney, 19, died from a bushfire-provoked asthma attack. She's just one of an unknown number.


Trump considering presidential order on US policing.

US President Donald Trump could take policy action on race and policing via an executive order, his spokeswoman has told Fox News in an interview, as lawmakers in Congress move forward with their proposals.

"We do believe that we'll have proactive policy prescriptions, whether that means legislation or an executive order," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said.

She declined to offer specifics, saying the president was still weighing various possibilities.

Trump is considering a presidential order on US policing. Image: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty. 


The potential for executive action comes as both Democrats and Republicans in Congress push forward with proposals aimed at addressing police reform amid massive protests sparked by last month's death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died while in police custody.

House Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping bill that would ban chokeholds, require body cameras for federal law enforcement officers and restrict the use of lethal force, among other steps, while Senate Republicans on Tuesday said they were working on their own proposal.

Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary for Homeland Security, declined to provide details about what action Trump is considering.

Around the world.

- Britain's COVID-19 death toll could have been halved with an earlier lockdown, says a former member of the government's scientific advisory group.  

- Indonesia has reported its largest single daily rise of coronavirus cases, adding 1241 to its more than 34,000 confirmed cases.

- George Floyd's brother has appeared before the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers, "[he] didn't deserve to die over $20. Is that what a black man's worth? Twenty dollars? This is 2020. Enough is enough". 

- The Duke of Edinburgh has celebrated his 99th birthday.

- With AAP

Feature image: Getty.