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Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Tuesday, July 26, 2022. The 47th parliament of Australia has been sworn in, with PM Anthony Albanese giving an emotional address to MPs and Senators. Long queues and delays at Australian airports could worsen from today as baggage handlers across the east coast initiate industrial action. Police have released CCTV vision of a man they believe can help with their inquires, after two armed robberies on Sydney streets.
Threat of baggage handlers' strike at Australian airports
Police release CCTV vision after spate of armed robberies in Sydney's inner west
Heartbroken parents call for change after teen dies on school trip 
That's all we've got for you today from the 9News live blog.
Here are the day's main headlines:
Manly coach Des Hasler has given a passionate apology for the club's botched "execution" of its pride jersey, which he described as a "significant mistake".
The 47th parliament of Australia was officially opened in Canberra. Labor MP Milton Dick was voted in as the new Speaker, and Anthony Albanese gave a heartfelt address urging all members and senators to make their time in parliament a "source of pride" for them to look back on.
A man was been arrested in Western Australia over the alleged 2005 murder of German backpacker Simone Strobel in Lismore. He is expected to be extradited and charged.
The bodies of an elderly couple have been retrieved by police one day apart after the pair were washed off the rocks near Lake Macquarie in New South Wales.
And another infestation of varroa mite – the deadly honeybee parasite – has been detected in New South Wales, bringing the total number of infected sites to 43 and putting the $100 million honey industry under extreme pressure.
Our breaking news live blog will return tomorrow morning. Until then, stay up to date with all the latest news at nine.com.au and 9News.com.au.
A man has been arrested over the 2005 death of German backpacker Simone Strobel.
The 25-year-old was last seen at the Lismore Tourist Caravan Park on Friday 11 February 2005 after a night out with friends.
Her body was found six days later under palm fronds at a sportsground less than 100 metres away.
A $1 million reward was offered for information that could lead to a conviction in the alleged murder in 2020.
A 42-year-old man was arrested today in Western Australia following an investigation.
NSW authorities will apply for an extradition warrant.
The Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed there was no foreign interference that impacted this year's federal election.
The AEC today received advice from the Electoral Integrity Assurance Taskforce that the election was unimpeded by outside interference.
"Taskforce agencies did not identify any foreign interference, or any other interference, that compromised the delivery of the 2022 federal election and would undermine the confidence of the Australian people in the results of the election," AEC Commissioner Tom Rogers said.
"The work of the Taskforce plays a vital role in protecting and preserving Australia's electoral integrity and I am pleased to be able to share this advice with all Australians."
Almost 400,000 victims of Centrelink's Robodebt scandal are still waiting to be paid money owed to them as a result of Gordon Legal's enormous class action against the Commonwealth Government.
Services Australia has repaid close to $1.73 billion in unlawful debts generated through its inaccurate income averaging system, which was used between 2015 and 2019.
A further $112 million – which equates to the interest owed on money unlawfully collected by the government – was awarded to the 394,000 class action members who paid a Robodebt as part of the class action settlement.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has teared up while giving a heartfelt address as Australia's 47th federal parliament was sworn in.
"I say to everyone here, all of my parliamentary colleagues, don't miss the chance, because you're not here for that long, none of us will be," Albanese said with tears in his eyes.
"And when you're sitting on the porch, thinking about what you did, you can either have a source of pride, or a source of regret.
"There's no middle path, no middle path. Make it a source of pride."
Primary school students have been left traumatised after a number of their pet chickens were slaughtered in regional Victoria.
Police said an unknown male had entered White Hills Primary School in Bendigo around 7pm on July 13.
"The man jumped a fence into the school's chicken coop, killing a number of chickens and then fleeing the scene, taking some of the chickens with him," a police spokesperson said.
Armidale Hospital in the NSW north-west has endured another 24 hours without a GP, and even a security guard.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is again calling for something to be done.
Police have found the body of a missing man in waters near Lake Macquarie, one day after the body of an elderly woman was retrieved from a nearby beach.
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