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1. ‘Divorce selfie’ goes viral.
A Canadian couple took a selfie outside the courthouse where their divorce was granted — and in just one week, the image has been shared more than 30,000 times.
Shannon and Chris Neuman last week shared the smiling photo along with the hashtag #divorceselfie and an explanation of why they intended to stay friends.
“Here’s Chris Neuman and I yesterday after filing for divorce! But we’re smiling?! Yep, we’re kooky like that,” Shannon wrote.
“We have respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children,” she continued.
“[N[ow that you know it’s possible – please consider our way if you find yourself on this road, or share our message if we can help remind them that it’s possible to love your kids more than you hate/distrust/dislike your ex (which we have felt at times on the journey but for the record we do actually like each other).”
2. Tony Abbott responds to international criticism.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has responded to a scathing New York Times editorial about his harsh boat turnback policies.
The New York Times editorial called the government’s treatment of asylum seekers “inhumane, of dubious legality and strikingly at odds with the country’s tradition of welcoming people fleeing persecution and war”.