1. Austereo has named Michael Christian – one of the DJs who was behind the radio prank that led to the suicide of a British nurse – as a “top jock”. The award recognises the company’s best DJs. In a statement, he said: “From the start, I felt like I had something to prove to myself… Regardless of all that’s happened in the past few months, I’m still at the top of my game. So it felt good to see my name at the top of the final leader board!”
As part of the award, Christian’s won a trip to Los Angeles.
2. A seemingly harmless US Cheerios ad has become a talking point because it features a mix-race family. YouTube comments on the ad had to be disabled last week amid negative comments making reference to “racial genocide” and Nazis. The ad – which was posted at the end of May and has already received almost two million views – features a little girl who is asking her mother about the nutritional benefits of the cereal.
3. An Australian woman who was spared the death penalty in Malaysia has arrived home in Australia. Thirty-five-year-old Emma L’Aiguille was originally arrested on drug trafficking charges but was freed after she agreed to help police and give evidence against in her former boyfriend’s court case. “I’ve been waiting for this day for so long,” she said as she arrived at Melbourne Airport.