We’ve rounded up the biggest news stories the afternoon – and it will only take you a few minutes to catch up on these headlines.
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1. Sydney siege hostage reveals her unborn baby is unharmed – and pays homage to Katrina Dawson
By ABC NEWS
A survivor of this week’s deadly siege in Martin Place, Sydney, has released a statement remembering her “closest friend, role model and confidant”, Katrina Dawson and the “courageous” Tori Johnson, who both died in the gunfire that ended the siege.
Julie Taylor, a barrister at Eight Selborne Chambers and colleague of Ms Dawson, wrote of her grief at losing her friend.