Townsville Bulletin : 2018-12-07

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NATION Tears as Wilson wins his appeal NEWS 20 FRIDAY DECEMBER 7 2018 TOWNSVILLEBULLETIN. COM. AU No relief for killers NEW laws to allow for the Western Australian Government to keep the worst mass murderers and serial killers behind bars have passed State Parliament. The changes give the attorney- general the power to suspend any moves to parole the worst killers for up to six years at a time. Mass murderers and serial killers will be defined as those who commit three or more murders on the same day or two or more murders on separate days. The powers to be given to the attorney- general will be unique in Australia. Abbott in school rule TONY Abbott has recommended boosting pay and conditions for teachers in remote areas, including waiving their university debts, to improve the quality of indigenous education. The former prime minister also suggests deducting fines imposed on parents for breaking truancy rules from other government payments, rather than using the “often ineffective” threat of jail time. The proposals are contained in his first report as the Federal Government’s special envoy on indigenous affairs. BULLS*** – THAT’S A DISGRACE ONLOOKER IN COURT Struggle to end suicide A NATIONAL suicide and self- harm monitoring system could be established in the aftermath of an emergency mental health summit. An alarming 9.1 per cent increase in Australians taking their own lives last year prompted Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to call the meeting held this week. Some 3128 people died in Australia in 2017, figures show. Developing a system to help respond to potential mental health issues was a key recommendation. Lifeline 13 11 14, beyondblue 1300 224 636. DAWSON PLANS TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY THE husband of Sydney mother- of- two Lynette Dawson, who’s been charged with her murder almost 40 years ago, will spend at least a week behind bars before applying for bail. Chris Dawson, 70, faced Sydney Central Local Court via video link yesterday FESTIVE FRIDAY IN THE CBD FREE ALL AGES EVENT 14 DECEMBER 5 – 9PM FLINDERS STREET 5pm Jumping castle and face painting 6 – 8: 30pm Retro Games Night at CityLibraries Northtown 7pm Christmas movie screening: Elf ( rated PG) North Pole at Northtwon will be open Late night trading with participating traders townsville. qld. gov. au CHRISTMAS TOGETHER 2018 BULE01Z01MA - V1 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader. com + 1 604 278 4604 . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y O R I G I N A L C O P Y COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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