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Good morning everyone, and welcome back to our Australian news live blog. It’s Naaman Zhou here with you today, on this Queen’s Birthday holiday.
As is traditional, the list of Queens Birthday honours was released late last night. Among those to be awarded an Order of Australia are actor Chris Hemsworth, football player Robbie Slater, dozens of volunteer firefights recognised for their work battling bushfires, and Peta Credlin – Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff and current Sky News host.