1. Three American women, who all went missing in separate incidents around a decade ago, have been found alive in a residential home in Ohio. Two of the women were just children when they were allegedly kidnapped.
Three brothers have been named as the women’s suspected captors and it is believed that several pregnancies occurred while they were being held captive. More evidence is coming to light through the day and we will keep you updated. Check back for more news during the day.
2. Tony Abbott has come under fire from online commentators, for commending his Paid Parental Leave scheme to Australians as a way to ensure ‘women of calibre’ are able to raise a family and remain in the workforce. The #womenofcalibre hashtag was the highest trending topic on Twitter yesterday, as Abbott was widely slammed for his comments. But our publisher Mia Freedman, has come to his defence in an opinion piece you can read here.
3. The parents of Madeleine Milne, a 13-year-old Sydney schoolgirl who took her own life less than a fortnight ago, have spoken to the Daily Telegraph about her death. Peter and Valery Milne say that they believe both anxiety and school bullying played a role in their daughter’s decision.