1. Media icon and 2013 Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose is set to join a new morning show with Network Ten, which will air this year. Former Sunrise executive producer Adam Boland has been hired to organise Ten’s morning programming, including the new panel-based show with Buttrose. In a statement Buttrose said, ‘‘I am looking forward to working with Adam Boland and the Ten team to give Australian audiences a morning show with edge, energy and above all, enjoyment”.
2. The Victorian Labor party is planning to introduce a private member’s bill in State Parliament this week, which will aim to give children conceived through sperm donations the right to know about their biological parent. Fairfax has reported that the state Coalition government is planning to introduce similar legislation later this year.
3. Yet another vessel carrying asylum seekers is suspected to have capsized en route to Australia, and up to 13 people are dead and 55 missing. The death toll has continued to rise. You can read Mamamia’s coverage here.
4. Nelson Mandela is back in hospital with a lung infection. President Jacob Zuma’s office said that the Nobel peace prize winner was in a “serious but stable condition”. Mandela spent 10 days in hospital in March, after he developed pneumonia.