20 Dec 2017

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

From Nine To Noon, 9:49 am on 20 December 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is ending the year on a positive note after his candidate, former tennis champ turned MP John Alexander, was victorious in last weekend's by-election sparked by Alexander's citizenship troubles; police have arrested a man in Sydney and charged him with acting as an economic agent of North Korea; doctors in New South Wales are being urged to avoid telling patients they are 'obese' so as not to sound like they are apportioning blame; and temperatures hit record levels.