That’s where we will leave the national blog. For live coverage of the Matildas’ Women’s World Cup semi-final, head over to our blog.
Here are today’s top news headlines:
- National cabinet has backed a deal on housing that sets a new target to build 1.2 million homes over five years, with the promise of $3 billion in federal incentives for states and territories that help meet the higher goal.
- We learned more about the incredible survival of four Australian friends who spent 36 hours floating at sea on surfboards off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province. Rescuers have not yet located a third Indonesian crew member, Fifan Satria.
- One Nation leader Pauline Hanson will not have to pay $250,000 in damages to former senator Brian Burston after she won a bid to overturn a defamation judgment. Burston sexually harassed two female staff members.
- In NSW, the head-hunting firm hired by the Minns government to find a new transport secretary initially warned that the former Labor staffer handpicked for the role by Transport Minister Jo Haylen did not have enough experience for the job and did not even recommend him for an interview.
- In Victoria, readers continue to be entranced by the mushroom poisoning mystery that has cost three lives and still threatens another. John Silvester asks the 12 key questions that the homicide squad will be looking to answer.
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