1. Brisbane Victim identified
The woman who was killed, dismembered and cooked allegedly by her chef husband, Marcus Volke late last week has been identified as a young transgender cabaret performer from Indonesia.
The body parts of 27-year old Mayang Prasetyo, was found by police cooking in chemicals in her Brisbane apartment.
She describes herself on social media as a “top high-class Asian shemale” charging up to $500 an hour for her services as a prostitute.
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2. Jihadi John located
There are reports that the Islamic State beheader, known as Jihadi John, who was thought to be responsible for several murders including US journalist James Foley has been located by a drone, but that British military officials are planning on continuing bombing for several weeks before trying any raid.
“Right now, a raid would be suicidal,” The Daily Mail reports a source said.
3. Naomi Wolfe under fire
Meanwhile American author Naomi Wolfe has come under fire for suggesting the IS beheading videos on the internet were staged.
She said it would take “five people to stage an event like this”.
She questioned why the media did not investigate the validity of the films more carefully.
Ms Wolf later backtracked, claiming a New York Times reporter had told her a news blackout had been placed on reporting of a series of kidnappings in the region in the past two years.
4. South Australian schools behind the times
Schools in South Australia with students who are gay, lesbian or transgender are increasingly ignoring calls for anti-discrimination policies.
The Advertiser reports that many of these students face bans and bullying.
The newspaper cites the example of a lesbian student being banned by her school from hugging other girls, despite it being permitted for other female students.
5. Domestic violence linked to suburbs with more pubs
An inquiry in Victorian parliament into domestic violence has found that violence is worse in suburbs with more bottle shops and pubs.
The inquiry also found that women assaulted by partners who were drunk were more severely hurt.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has said in its submission that half of all police call-outs for family incidents involve alcohol and has urged governments to consider this link when granting liquor licenses.