1. Family of a woman who died when she and a man fell ten metres from a balcony at the weekend say how she fell is a mystery.
The family of a 29-year-old woman who plunged ten metres to her death from a third floor balcony in Melbourne say her death is a mystery.
Chantelle Klasema, 29, died on Saturday morning after falling from the balcony of the Collingwood apartment landing in an enclosed courtyard.
A man, 35, who also fell, is in a stable condition in the Alfred Hospital, reports The Herald Sun.
Ms Klasema’s father, Jaap Klasema, told The Herald Sun his daughter’s death was a mystery.
“I just don’t know what to think of all this. She was such a sweet person. She was intelligent and had a big heart.”
He said that never in his life had he heard a story where two people dropped from a building
Residents said there was a party in the apartment on Friday night. The pair fell around 11.30am Saturday morning.
Seven News reports that police believe the pair did not deliberately fall, but “overbalanced”.
Victoria Police said they were not treating Ms Klasema’s death as suspicious, and were preparing a report for the coroner.
2. Brother of Maria Lutz demands answers as to why no one helped his sister.
The brother of Maria Lutz, whose husband is believed to have gassed her to death alongside their two autistic children last week, has come to Sydney to make the final arrangements for Ms Lutz and her children and find out exactly why his sister died.
Juan Lutz Pena, a doctor from Colombia, is “deeply upset” his sister was so desperate for help she would ring the Department of Family and Community Services “nine times a day” and suffered severe depression without anyone helping her, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Maria Lutz, her children Elisa, 11, and Martin, 10, and her husband Fernando Manrique were found at their Davidson home by police last Monday morning. They had died in a murder-suicide police believe was perpetuated by Manrique who set up elaborate web of pipes that fed carbon monoxide into the house.
“Juan is deeply upset by the death of his sister and wants to know why the relationship between Family and Community Services broke down,” a source close to the family told The Daily Telegraph.
“He was very close to Maria and, as a father himself, adored Elisa and Martin. He longed for them all to come back to Colombia to be close to family.”
3. PM’s satisfaction rating is 29 per-cent, lower than Tony Abbott’s 30 per cent when he was ousted from the top job.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull satisfaction rating now sits at 29 per-cent, lower than Tony Abbott’s 30 per cent when he was ousted as Prime minister.
The latest poll shows that Labor now has its third successive Newspoll lead of 52 to 48 per cent.
Labor leader Bill Shortens satisfaction rating has increased, up one point to 36 per cent.
Malcolm Turnbull still remains the preferred Prime minister but Mr Shorten is starting to close the gap, now only 10 points behind Mr Turnbull.
Mr Turnbull is down 3 points to 42 per cent, while Mr Shorten is up 2 points to 32 per cent.
4. Woman, 69, charged with murder of husband.
A woman has been charged with murder following the alleged stabbing death of her husband in Melbourne’s east.
Authorities said they were called to an address on Mitcham Road just after midday, following reports of a stabbing.
Harold Nolan, 72, died at the scene.
His wife, Renee Nolan, 69, was charged with murder.
5. France begins to clear ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais.
The mass exodus of refugees and migrants from the Calais “Jungle” camp has begun.
People in the queues said they had no idea where they were going but many seemed resigned to leaving the sprawling camp, where demolition work is expected to begin on Tuesday.
6,500 people who have been living in the camp began a mass exodus, with refugees and migrants registering for accommodation centres elsewhere in France after being told to leave or risk arrest and deportation.
Some 1,631 migrants have so far left the Calais ‘Jungle’ in 39 buses, with some unrest as small groups of migrants burned toilet blocks and hurled stones at security forces in protest at the plans to dismantle the camp.
Crowds carrying backpacks and bags surged towards the warehouse where processing was taking place.
People in the queues said they had no idea where they were going.
6. School program teaches men are ‘greatest threat to women’.
A controversial school program in WA teaches the proposition that “men are the greatest threat to women’’.
The Australian reports that Frame Initiatives, a privately run education provider working in about 30 schools across the state, has been accused of teaching biased material to young people after a screen shot of a slide shown to a class was posted on social media last week.
Prominent men’s coach and author Jasmin Newman said she had serious concerns about the Frame Initiatives program
“It’s a very one-eyed view of gender relations,” she said. “There’s some really damaging messages in there.”
But Frame director Dan McGrechan told The Australian the statement had been taken out of context.
7. Former Socceroo died after catheter was connected to oxygen supply.
A former Socceroo died in hospital because his urinary catheter was wrongly connected to an oxygen supply, reports The Advertiser.
A coroner has heard at a South Australian court that Steve Herczeg, 72, died in Adelaide’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital on September 19 after being admitted for a fall and subsequent hallucinations.
“The coroner will hear that Mr Herczeg’s oxygen supply was incorrectly connected, resulting in his bladder inflating with oxygen, then bursting and his lungs collapsing from the pressure of the oxygen,” counsel assisting Naomi Kereru told the South Australian Coroner’s Court.
The court heard that after his admission a nurse heard screams of pain coming from Mr Herczeg’s room. An emergency team attempted to resuscitate him but was unsuccessful.
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