No body, no parole bill passed
KILLERS and anyone charged as an accessory to the crime will not be released from prison until they tell authorities where the victim’s body is located.
The Palaszczuk Government passed its no body no parole bill through parliament yesterday, with bipartisan support.
Leanne Pullen’s son Tim was killed near Collinsville in 2012, but his body has never been recovered despite six people being charged and sentenced in relation to the crime.
Mrs Pullen said she hoped the new laws would create an incentive for killers to tell where their victim’s remains were hidden to provide closure for families.
“I know that this legislation isn’t necessarily going to make all perpetrators talk because there’s ones out there that want people to suffer,” she said.
“But the thought of never having parole surely is an incentive to make them talk.”
Fiona Splitt’s husband Bruce was killed while he was prospecting near Palmerville five years ago, but the body has never been found.
Mrs Splitt said she just wanted to be able to bury her husband and pleaded with his killers to provide information about where his body was hidden.
“I don’t know where he is so we need to bring him home,” she said. “Please tell me where Bruce is.”
Attorney- General Yvette D’Ath said Queensland had the strongest no body no parole legislation in the country.