1. Missing teenager reunited with his family.
Wonderful news this morning with the 14-year old son of Melbourne journalist Bronwen Clune from The Guardian found safe and well”
Ms Clune tweeted early this morning that Owen “has been found”.
“My son Owen is safe and with us. I’m going in for a bear hug,” Clune tweeted.
The 14-year-old was last seen at his home in Thornbury Crescent, Malvern East on Tuesday.
Victoria Police spokeswoman Natalie Webster said Owen told his father he was going to his school in Malvern, but never arrived.
His step-mother arrived home around lunchtime to discover his school bag and uniform were still in the house.
His mother said this morning she would update everyone later.
“But for now pure relief and joy. Thanks x.”
Victoria Police tweeted Owen was found “safe and well” at Caulfield Railway station at 4.30am this morning.
2. Melbourne mum battered to death.
Warning: this item may be upsetting for some readers.
Friends of a young woman found beaten to death in a car in a reserve in Melbourne have expressed their shock at her death.
22-year old Brittany Shanice Harvie was found dead in a car in a car park next to Keeley Park Reserve in Mallawa St, Clayton South on Wednesday afternoon.
Yesterday an 18-year old man was charged with her murder in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
It is believed the man, Mataio Jordan Aleluia, 18, had been dating her since the start of the year.
Ms Harvie had two daughters, aged four and 10 weeks.
Aleluia was remanded in custody until September 24.
For help: DV Helpline: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
3. Catholic bishop warns children of gay couples become “next Stolen Generation.”
A Catholic bishop has spoken out against same-sex marriage saying children of gay couples will see themselves as another Stolen Generation because they have been denied a mother and a father.
South Australian Bishop of Port Pirie Greg O’Kelly wrote a letter to his parishioners about the marriage equality debate saying that same-sex and heterosexual relationships were like comparing apples and pears.
“The nature of marriage between two same-sex people and the marriage between a man and a woman open to life … are two very different things,” he wrote.
“A pear is not an apple, no matter what you say, even if you start to redefine that term from its traditional one, it doesn’t alter the reality.”
Bishop O’Kelly’s letter said that children of homosexual couples would feel like a Stolen Generation.
“Can’t you imagine a situation that when there’s a falling-out between a child and a parent, as can happen, that’ll be one of the lines they use?” he wrote.
“You deliberately intervened so that I would not have a father present in my upbringing, or not have a mother present in my upbringing.